Noem pushes back against media reports saying she’s attempting to “purge” some members from the Legislature

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May 11, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem is pushing back against some media outlets in South Dakota who are reporting that she is working to “purge” the Legislature of certain members.

Noem’s office issued a statement saying those reports are lies, and that she is, “working everyday to earn re-election by the people of South Dakota.”

The governor went on to say, ” Spencer Gosch and several other legislators voted against good conservative policies this session simply because of their hatred for me. They continue to defend the Attorney General who killed a man, lied during the investigation and discredited law enforcement to protect himself. The voters will hold them accountable for their votes and actions.”

The governor has repeatedly called for Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to resign, saying he can no longer be effective as the top law enforcement officer in the state.