Boise, Idaho — You may not agree with him, but you probably know where he stands on today’s important political issues. Newly elected Attorney General Raul Labrador admits he is a very outspoken person. Labrador was raised in Puerto Rico by a single mother who struggled financially, but Labrador says her mother provided everything she needed as a child. , did he and his mother discuss politics?
“You know, my mom was really a politician, so we grew up in Puerto Rico, moved to Las Vegas in high school, and talked about politics all the time… Love for the Kennedy family.”
In fact, he attended a Ted Kennedy rally when he was 11. What happens to him later in life is quite a contrast. Labrador says his mother changed parties in 1981 because of Ronald Reagan.
Labrador explains: Why I Became a Republican. ”
And becoming a member of the Church of the Latter-day Saints set Labrador on a new path. The path that led him into politics, first as a state legislator, then as a U.S. Representative, and now as the Idaho Attorney General.
There is a perception that the Labrador is a polarizing person.
“I don’t. I don’t think people in the media are used to letting someone say what they want. Instead of the media applauding the fact that I say it straight, I don’t think that’s what they think.” It’s always interesting, if you ask me, I’ll answer.”
Labrador, who ran unsuccessfully for Governor Brad Little four years ago, says his relationship with Little is amicable, but admits that he and the governor aren’t always on the same page. looks forward to working with 2023 lawmakers on important issues such as immigration, ending fentanyl use, and defending state constitutions against federal overreach. Last week, Attorney General Labrador submitted a letter along with his AGs in 21 other states, allowing the FDA to overturn decades of precedent and remotely distribute abortion-inducing drugs. condemned what he did.
“It’s a law that was enacted for a reason. Idaho believes abortion should be illegal as it stands, and the FDA is on the run after losing it in court.”
The Labrador’s next path is that he won’t reach out, but will carry out his chosen job for at least the next four years.