South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem falsely claimed in an interview Thursday she never planned to sign legislation protecting women’s sports.
Legislators have written a bill to prohibit businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccination, but can’t pass it unless Gov. Noem calls a special session.
Kristi Noem told employees concerned that their bosses will force them to choose between getting the COVID shot or losing their jobs to take a hike.
To truly fight, Gov. Kristi Noem should have signed the bill and demanded her state legislature pass more, such as a ban on the transgender mutilation of minors.
‘What we’re talking about is an unconstitutional use of this veto,’ Rep. Taffy Howard said, noting that the governor made ‘substantial changes’ to the bill.
Gov. Kristi Noem issued a ‘style and form’ veto on a transgender sports bill. The South Dakota legislation voted to reject her edits.
A coalition of conservative groups signed an open letter to Gov. Kristi Noem Monday with demands she reverse course on her state’s transgender sports bill.
While Gov. Kristi Noem understandably prefers to avoid facing the economic brunt of a showdown with the NCAA, if she led, others would follow. That is what conservatives want.
“This whole thing is ultimately a cover for vetoing on behalf of Amazon and the Chamber,” Jon Schweppe explained on The Federalist Radio Hour.
Noem’s team refused to tell The Federalist which “renowned conservative legal experts” advised her against signing a bill that would prevent biological males from competing in girl’s sports.
Girls in South Dakota may have to wait for a leader who will resist woke corporate power, but all GOP politicians should learn from Gov. Kristi Noem’s failure.
It’s been shocking to see a Republican governor with a paid advisor who also lobbies for a child-mutilating hospital try to cast her refusal to sign a female-protection bill as principled and pragmatic.
When asked by The Federalist who these legal experts are, the governor’s office refused to answer, claiming that they did not have “permission” to release their names.
Instead of coming to terms with the fact that Noem’s conservative base is furious, the governor’s office maintains their voter base is just simply “uninformed.”
A look behind the curtain reveals a network of big business with wide influence in Noem’s office opposing the transgender sports bill.
It appears Gov. Kristi Noem is hoping to use the goodwill she earned through her COVID courage to hide her cowardly and deceptive choices about transgender politics. Recent history shows this goes badly.
On Fox News Monday night, South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem gave a performative defense on her decision to essentially veto a trans sports bill at the behest of big corporate.
The Alliance Defending Freedom rebuked South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem for caving to “woke corporate ideology” by refusing to sign a bill protecting women’s sports.
Given the reality of the NCAA’s policy, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s proffered explanation for excluding women collegiate athletes from the protections of H.B. 1217 is beyond misleading.
Noem declared she was “excited” to sign the bill the same day the Senate gave its approval on International Women’s Day, but now has cold feet.