South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem takes aim at Biden after landslide reelection win

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem takes aim at Biden after landslide reelection win

South Dakota Republican Governor. Kristi Noem emerged victorious from Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections, energized, and with her sights set upon President Joe Biden. She declared her intention to build upon the successes of her first term, and claimed that South Dakota is the best example of Republican governance.

Noem comfortably won re-election Tuesday over Democratic state House Minority Leader Jamie Smith. The victory speech of the governor to her supporters at the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls, highlighted the stark contrast between her record and Joe Biden’s America. While extolling the virtues limited government, freedom, and opportunity, she criticized the “extremist agenda”, which is controlled by Democrats in Washington, D.C., and called Biden a “figurehead”.

“Americans across the country are looking to South Dakota as a ‘Shining City on the Hill.’ In states across the country tonight, they’re electing Republican governors because they want their state to look more like South Dakota,” Noem said.

A rising star in the Republican Party, the 50-year-old Noem earned national appeal within the GOP by opposing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that would have closed businesses and schools. She attributed South Dakota’s strong economy to her decision-making on the campaign trail. She noted that the state has one of the fastest-growing economies in the country and is experiencing rapid population growth.


South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem gives victory speech after winning re-election on November 8.

Governor of South Dakota After winning the November 8 election, Kristi Noem delivers a victory speech.

Noem has also gone to battle for conservatives in the culture wars, signing legislation that bans biological males from participating in girls’ or women’s school sports, and issuing an executive order that banned teaching critical race theory in K-12 schools.

Her speech praised these achievements and promised more in her second term. She also called for the elimination of the state’s sales tax on all grocery orders, which Noem claimed will be “the biggest tax cut in state history”. The governor also promised to increase paid family leave for private citizens, eliminate regulations regarding child care, strengthen the state’s food supply chain, and defend “integrity” in our elections. “

In contrast to this vision, Noem said Democrats nationally “are following an extremist agenda set by people who do not love our nation and do not share our values.”

” Freedom and opportunity are not important to them. They are obsessed with control. They care about control. And they use fear for it,” the governor stated.


Noem questioned whether Biden, in his advanced age, is fully in command of his administration or is being controlled by those around him.

“The man in the White House today is not the Joe Biden that we thought we knew five, 10 years ago. Noem stated that although I might not have agreed with Joe Biden politically I didn’t doubt his mind.” Noem stated that she believes Biden is responsible for the disastrous consequences of his policies.

President Joe Biden speaks during a rally for gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore and the Democratic Party at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland, on Nov. 7, 2022.

President Joe Biden speaks during a rally for gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore and the Democratic Party at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland, on Nov. 7, 2022.
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“Make no mistake, the nation that is unfolding around us is Joe Biden’s America — and it’s not the nation I want to leave to my kids and grandkids,” Noem said, blaming the president for rising gas and food prices, failing to stop violent crime, the border crisis, and foreign aggression from Russia and China.


Republican Kristi Noem accused Democrats of following an

Kristi Noem, Republican from Kristi, accused Democrats of following an “extremist Agenda Set by People Who Do Not Love Our Nation” in her reelection speech on Tuesday.

“Under Joe Biden’s so-called leadership, families are poorer than they’ve been in decades. His America is unsafe for our children to walk on the streets. In his America, we are closer to nuclear war than we have been in generations,” Noem said, issuing a blistering condemnation of the president’s record that doubtlessly will fuel speculation as to her own presidential ambitions.

Indeed, as Noem celebrated Republican victories nationwide, she urged those in her party to “look to South Dakota as the example of the America that we can all build together,” staking her claim to national leadership in the GOP.


“In the last four years, we built the strongest state in the nation. Noem stated that they did it together. “In the next four year, I promise you that the best is yet ahead. The hard work begins tomorrow. “

Chris Pandolfo works as a writer at Fox News Digital. Send tips to and follow him on Twitter @ChrisCPandolfo.

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