The Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, has questioned the 'grit and instinct' fellow GOP governors who brought in Covid-19 measures including the enforced wearing of masks and the closure of businesses during the pandemic.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Noem suggested that some Republican governors were 'rewriting history' ignoring the fact they shut down states for a period of time.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'We've got Republican governors across this country pretending they didn't shut down their states; that they didn't close their regions; that they didn't mandate masks,' said Noem.
South Dakota, Kristi Noem, has questioned the 'grit and instinct' fellow GOP governors who brought in Covid-19 measures during the pandemic
'Now I'm not picking fights with Republican governors. All I'm saying is that we need leaders with grit. That their first instinct is the right instinct,' she continued.
'Demand honesty from your leaders and make sure that every one of them is willing to make the tough decisions. South Dakota did not do any of those measures. We didn't mandate. We trusted our people and it told them that personal responsibility was the best answer.'
Noem took a moment to note how she never forced a 'single business' to close attempting to draw a comparison to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott who were more restrictive in their approaches.
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