First Gentleman of South Dakota Bryon Noem visited Milbank on Saturday, November 5, to campaign for his wife, Governor Kristi Noem. His appearance at a Get Out the Vote Rally at The Bank in Milbank was hosted by the Grant County Republican Party.
First Gentleman Noem spoke on how Governor Noem has always put the people of South Dakota first. He said things would change in South Dakota if Jamie Smith happened to be elected governor. He noted how Smith had already voted to raise taxes in an attempt to fund the liberal agenda. Smith had advocated for shutting down businesses on the pretext of an emergency and had co-sponsored a bill to force kids to wear masks during school. He had also favored requiring state employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine, and he had voted against a bill to ban vaccine mandates.
According to First Gentleman Noem, Smith had voted against a bill to prevent boys from playing girls sports. He said he also believes that Smith would direct the Department of Agriculture to help the Biden administration buy 30 percent of South Dakota’s land according to the 30X30 Plan. He noted that Smith promotes critical race theory and agrees with imposing the LGBTQ agenda in kindergartens.
First Gentleman Noem also took umbrage with what he believes are Smith’s plans to continue to draft and introduce dozens more bills to take away the gun rights of South Dakotans and limit law enforcement’s ability to do their job.
State Senator John Wiik, Chairman of the Grant County Republican Party, thanked everyone for attending the rally and said, “I hope everyone can get out and vote for Governor Noem and the rest of our Republicans on Tuesday.”