South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem hit it out of the park at CPAC. Governor Noem did not shut down her state, despite the massive pressure from the pro-lockdown Left. And the results speak for themselves. Unlike lockdown states such as New York, California, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, the state of South Dakota is thriving.
Imagine a DeSantis-Noem ticket in 2024. We can call it the freedom ticket. If President Trump decides that he does not want to run for POTUS in 2024, than a DeSantis-Noem ticket is a winning one for conservatives.
South Dakota Gov. Noem blasts Fauci, contrasts her COVID measures with Cuomo
Cuomo had been a political and media darling until most recently.
By Fox News, February 28, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican who notably never shut down her state’s economy or aspects of her citizens’ social lives, ripped New York Gov. Cuomo as an ironic media darling and Dr. Anthony Fauci as being chronically proven wrong in his prescriptions and predictions — during Saturday’s final speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Noem recalled being routinely lambasted by the press and some Democrats as “ill-informed, reckless and even a ‘denier’.
“Some even claimed that South Dakota is ‘as bad as it gets anywhere in the world’ when it comes to COVID-19—that is a lie,” she said.
“The media did all of this while simultaneously praising governors who issued lockdowns, mandated masks, and shut down businesses—applauding them as having taken the “‘right’ steps to mitigate the spread of the virus.”
Noem then recalled a November 2020 appearance on ABC News’ “This Week”, where host George Stephanopoulos asked preceding guest Cuomo to offer advice for Noem, who had taken the reverse tact on lockdowns than governors like the New York Democrat and others who have enacted strict enforcement mechanisms.
“[Stephanopoulos] asked Cuomo to give me advice on how to deal with COVID. Now seems like a good time to remind everyone of what Governor Cuomo was doing in New York,” she remarked, summarily diving into the specifics of the nursing home scandal now swirling in Albany.
She noted how in March, New York State ordered COVID patients into nursing homes before pushing legislation prohibiting nursing home lawsuits over COVID deaths.
“Six days after that, he prohibited nursing homes from sending COVID patients to the nearby Naval hospital ship or the field hospital — Both of which were essentially empty.”
President Trump had ordered the “Comfort” into Upper New York Harbor and Rev. Franklin Graham set up a field hospital in Central Park in order to help Cuomo and New York’s burgeoning crisis at the time.
“Eight days after that, the first deaths began to show up,” Noem said.
Going on to slam Fauci, who served on both Trump’s and President Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force, and currently leads the latters’ efforts, Noem said the NIH physician routinely offered flawed guidance and predictions.
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