October 10, 2016
“The State Party congratulates Representative Paula Hawks on a great debate, focused on the issues important to South Dakotans. From agricultural and economic issues to foreign policy, it was clear Paula Hawks is the best choice to represent South Dakota families in Congress.
“In addition, it was extremely troubling to hear Kristi Noem double down on her support of Donald Trump, even after the release of a video last week where Trump brags about actions that amount to sexual assault. Trump’s statements were bad enough for Republicans Senator John Thune and Governor Dennis Daugaard to call for Trump to withdraw from the race, but Noem continues to support Trump despite the racist, misogynistic, and erratic statements he has made during the campaign that show he is unfit to be President. Given Noem’s history of voting against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, I suppose it is not surprising, but it is disappointing nonetheless.”
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