South Dakota lawmakers not concerned about talk of armed protests

January 12, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Despite the FBI on Monday warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals in the coming days, South Dakota lawmakers in Pierre prepared to launch the legislative session with few concerns about armed groups.

Sen. John Wiik, a Big Stone City Republican says he’s not worried at all about armed protests, but raised doubts about whether it was Trump supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol last week.

Other Republican lawmakers say they are either not aware or not concerned about protests at the state Capitol.