SD Gov Acknowledges Biden’s Win, Spox Retracts

Sioux Falls’ CBS News affiliate reports:

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) said today that she “expects the road could be a little bit rough under the Biden administration with some of the policies that they’ve embraced.” Noem’s comments came during her fiscal year 2022 budget presentation in Pierre.

“We can expect that they may try to raise taxes, they have said that,” Noem said. Noem also said Biden would try and eliminate fossil fuels by passing the Green New Deal. “And whatever else the administration might do, it would certainly give us a lot more regulation,” Noem said.

Noem’s director of communications, Ian Fury, contacted KELOLAND after this story was first published and said Noem was discussing a potential Biden administration and not recognizing Biden as the next president.

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