Tag: Chris Sununu

NH Governor Sununu: Lockdown Could Last “a Couple More Months”

Gov. Chris Sununu (RINO-NH)

We’ve been under a Stay-at-Home order in New Hampshire (ironically named the “Live Free or Die” state) since March 26. The original rationale for the order was to “flatten the curve” so that the hospitals did not become overwhelmed. We never came anywhere close to being overwhelmed. The highest number of hospitalizations at one time was about 115, and there are more than a thousand beds set aside for COVID treatment. In fact, hospitals across the state have been furloughing staff, including nurses and doctors, and cutting hours due to severe revenue shortfalls. The hospitals are underwhelmed.

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On Monday evening, Governor Sununu issued an Emergency Order prohibiting, among other things, church services and sporting events, and banning “onsite consumption” at bars and restaurants, until at least April 7. He did so invalidly, without authority, and in clear violation of the constitutions of the United States and New Hampshire. Whether it will be […]

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The “Inquisition” of a Christian Nominee in New Hampshire


Frank Edelblut’s New Hampshire Commissioner of Education Hearing
Photo credit: Councilor Joe Kenney’s Facebook page.
Frank Edelblut is a New Hampshire businessman and former state representative who ran for governor last year. He lost the Republican primary by 800 votes to Chris Sununu, who went on to win the governorship in November. Governor Sununu has now nominated Edelblut to be the state’s Commissioner of Education. There’s only one problem (for Democrats): Edelblut is a Christian.

During a marathon seven-hour public hearing on Tuesday in Concord, Andru Volinsky, a Democrat, grilled Edelblut about his Christian faith. Volinsky is a freshman member of New Hampshire’s Executive Council, a five-member body that shares some power with the governor and which confirms the governor’s nominees.

The hearing was described as an “inquisition” by Anne Marie Banfield, an education liaison with Cornerstone Action, a New Hampshire think tank.