Gov. Noem speaks at CPAC in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — Governor Kristi Noem was in Florida Saturday speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Noem centered her speech on why America needs conservatives. Her answer: Because 2020.
The governor’s national recognition grew quickly this past year over South Dakota’s pandemic response.
Noem reiterating her stance that COVID didn’t crush the economy this past year, but that government intervention did.
She says it was her trust in South Dakotans to make their own decisions that brought the state to where it is today.
“We are number one in the nation for keeping jobs, keeping businesses open, and putting money in the pockets of our people,” said Noem. “The people of South Dakota kept their hours and their wages at a higher rate than workers anywhere else in the nation, and our schools are open.”
Noem received a standing ovation for a dig at Dr. Anthony Fauci saying he’s wrong a lot.
She finished by talking about her roots as a farmer, growing up and taking over the family business at a young age, and how that led her to politics.
Former President Donald Trump is expected to address the conference on Sunday.
It will be his first major public address since he left the White House.