Again campaigning in Georgia on Sunday in an effort to keep the U.S. Senate in Republican control, Gov. Kristi Noem — who some believe will run for president in 2024 — pulled no punches when talking about the potential 2024 Democratic nominee: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
According to reporting from the Washington Examiner, Noem called Harris: “the most extreme liberal senator we have.”
“We don’t want that individual breaking ties in the Senate on the most controversial pieces of legislation in this country,” the Examiner quotes Noem saying of Harris while in Georgia on Sunday.
Noem has said she is working to keep Democrats from gaining consolidated control of the federal government. To do this, she is going to Georgia to support Republican U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who face their runoff re-election challenge on Tuesday. They are facing stiff challenges from Democrats Jon Ossoff, who seeks to unseat Perdue, and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who opposes Loeffler.
If Democrats win both of these Georgia races on Tuesday, Democrats will take the majority in the U.S. Senate because Harris would be the tie-breaking vote, per the Constitution, in her capacity as vice president.
“I’ve been telling folks this is not just about our Constitution. It’s not just about liberty. It’s about what does life look like a year from now if you elect the wrong person,” Noem also said during the McDonough, Georgia campaign stop, according to the Examiner.
“The only reason you know who I am is that the liberals have been busy beating me up for every single decision I’ve been making for my people in South Dakota,” Noem added according to the publication. “My people are happy. They are happy because they’re free.”
Also Sunday, President-elect Joe Biden and Harris said they are making moves to get more people to wear masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. Via Twitter, they said they would call on every governor to institute a 100-day mask mandate in their states.
Noem, so far, has flatly refused to even consider a mask mandate.
Monday, Noem continued to attack Democrats for allegedly embracing socialism. Via Twitter, she stated: “It’s remarkable how quickly Democrats have embraced socialism. When I served in Congress, I knew that some members were socialists, but they’d never say it publicly. They do now. We need to educate our kids on how socialism destroys lives, how it is contrary to American values.”