LATEST GOP MESS: Ron DeSantis vs. Kristi Noem
January 5, 2023
Republican infighting and chaos isn’t just confined to Republicans in Congress. As the 2024 Republican primary shapes up in a competition to be the most MAGA, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is already taking shots at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over a key GOP litmus test: Abortion.
Kristi Noem’s spokesperson went on a rampage against Ron DeSantis for being insufficiently extreme on banning abortion.
Ian Fury, spokesman for Governor Noem: “Governor Noem was the only Governor in America on national television defending the Dobbs decision. Where was Governor DeSantis? Hiding behind a 15-week ban.”
Republicans are kicking off a messy 2024 primary season as they race to out-MAGA each other on just about every issue. Let’s not forget: Kristi Noem is the same anti-choice extremist who went on national TV to say that she would force a 1o-year-old rape victim to give birth.
CNN: “South Dakota governor defends state’s abortion ‘trigger’ ban when asked if 10-year-old should be forced to give birth”
And Ron DeSantis’s anti-choice record in question is already extreme. Thanks to an abortion ban DeSantis signed, a child incest victim was forced to leave the state to get care.
Orlando Weekly: “Middle school-aged incest victim was turned away from Florida abortion clinics under 15-week ban”
The latest infighting between DeSantis and Noem is just a reminder that the 2024 GOP primary will be a competition to out-MAGA each other on key issues.