South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a diehard conservative, conducted an interview with “National Report” on Newsmax on Friday where she stated that if Republicans want take the presidential election in 2024, the GOP needs to craft a unifying message ahead of the race. And you know what? She’s right on the money. People are so divided right now, even within the two major political parties. The only way for Republicans to ensure a victory is to craft a message that all of us can get behind.
According to Newsmax, Noem stated during the interview that many members of the GOP talked before the midterm elections, but future victories require Republicans to not just talk the talk, but walk the walk. Actions speak much louder than words.
“I think that it’s important we unite as conservatives so that we can save this country,” Noem stated during the program, “and we need to spend less time blowing each other up, more time really evaluating who’s strong enough to lead through a crisis because this country is in crisis, and it’s in country crisis because of a lack of leadership in the White House. We need a Republican, a conservative in the White House, but we need one that doesn’t just talk and call press conferences.”
“We need one that actually takes action and protects their people,” she added.
While gaining control of the House is a really good thing for Republicans, Noem then suggested that national leaders are necessary to help put together a clear, unifying message for 2024 voters to latch on to.
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had a couple of senators, a couple of leadership members in the House now as Republicans, a couple of governors that really unified on a vision for this country, that really brought all of us together and strategize together on how to push forward conservative principles that actually work?” Noem asked during the interview.
Noem’s name has been tossed around as a potential 2024 candidate or at least as part of a GOP ticket. However, Noem explained why she loves her current job and seemingly suggested that it might be preparing her for a larger leadership role.
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“My job, as governor, is to protect my people. That’s what I do every single day and I love South Dakota with all my heart,” the governor said. “I think it’s important right now that Republicans, conservatives look at leaders they’re lifting up and say, Are they talking? Are they giving … doing press conferences or are they actually taking action? Look at what they’ve done.”
“Frankly, Republicans across this country underperformed in the last election cycle. There’s a lot of things that people said, that Republicans and leadership talked about, but did they do something? And don’t let them rewrite history,” she continued.
“Noem also spoke of an executive action she took banning TikTok from any state-run computer network, or any phone, laptop, or tablet device that has been issued to state employees. She said the step was taken “for national security reasons,” Newsmax reported.
“It is completely blocked on all of our systems and it’s because of how the Chinese Communist Party uses that app to gather data on American citizens,” the South Dakota Republican said. “They’re our enemy. They hate us, and they’re going to use this information to try to destroy the United States of America. That’s why it’s incredibly important that I take action to protect the people of South Dakota from this dangerous app that is being manipulated and the algorithms are being manipulated to be used against them.”
She then added, “We’re learning more and more every day about how they are using this app to gather information, and it’s not just websites people search, or what they look at, what kinds of videos they watch.”
“They also can gather what buttons you push. What your passwords are to get into your financial institutions, to gather personal information about your healthcare, your family, what your trends are, what influences you, and all that all will be utilized by the Chinese government to manipulate us,” the Republican governor concluded.
This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather