PUBLIC VOICE: Don’t follow tea party
Kristi Noem touts her close relationship to agriculture, but where did that go when she voted to keep the government shut down? With ranchers in the Black Hills suffering huge cattle losses in a snowstorm of historic magnitude, Noem still could not force herself to vote to reopen the government. No. She joined her tea party friends so the shutdown could last even longer.
I do not know why Noem voted with the tea party again, but that tells me she was not looking out for South Dakota’s interests.
Noem: Separate yourself from the tea party and take care of South Dakota.