SD Gov Denies “Special Treatment” For Her Daughter

Mediaite reports:

Embattled South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) posted a video message on Friday amid the scrutiny over the alleged forced retirement of the woman who headed the state’s real estate appraiser certification program.

Noem’s daughter, Kassidy Peters, was initially denied her certification but received it months later, after Noem summoned the program head to her office.

“We’ve been working for three years now to eliminate barriers to licensure,” she said. “We want to roll out the red carpet and cut the red tape. Now those are the facts, but the media is ignoring those facts. They’d rather attack my daughter in order to score cheap political points against me.”

Read the full article. South Dakota’s embattled AG says he is investigating. The agency head forced out of her job over the incident later received a $200,000 settlement from the state.