This weekend’s CPAC had it all — Donald Trump’s Big Lie, anti-vaccine energy, and cowardly kowtowing to the loser ex-president. And to top it off, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem spent her speech touting her own failed leadership that contributed to thousands of her constituents losing their lives.
That’s right. Republican leaders continue to make it clear that they are the party of gross incompetence and failed leadership.
- “South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem questioned the grit and instinct of fellow GOP governors who enacted Covid-19 measures like mask mandates and business closures to stop the spread of the virus in their states last year, warning that some of them are now “rewriting history” about their records as the threat wanes across the country.”
- “Even when cases surged in her state last November, Noem refused to mandate masks and chose not to put in the precautionary measures that many other governors were taking to slow the spread of Covid-19. She insisted that her state had been most effective by swiftly identifying and isolating cases.”
- “As of this weekend, South Dakota had 230 deaths per 100,000 people, according to data from Johns Hopkins University — ranking the state 10th in that metric among the 50 states. The state had 14,090 cases per 100,000 people, ranking South Dakota with the third highest rate in the nation.”
- “Her comments Sunday were a shot across the bow from Noem as she positions herself in a field that has been essentially frozen by former President Donald Trump, who is teasing another run for his former office as he falsely claims that his 2020 contest with Joe Biden was rigged.”