GOP rockstar Governor Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) is installing a $400 thousand security fence around the governor’s mansion at the insistence of her security team.
According to The Daily Wire:
South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem is having a $400,000 security fence built around the governor’s official residence at the insistence of her security team, which deemed it to be “critical at this time.”
“Noem’s office did not give specifics on any threats, but her spokeswoman Maggie Seidel said her security team recommended the fence,” the Associate Press reported. Noem “raised her national political profile in the past year, including tying herself more closely to President Donald Trump, who spoke at Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day this year.”
“In America, we debate issues; we don’t turn to violence,” Seidel said. “But it only takes one, and per the Governor’s security team, putting up a fence around the residence is critical at this time.”
Noem has been one of the governors at the forefront of trying to get kids back into school for the upcoming school year and has been known to have a more hands off approach with how she has responded to the coronavirus pandemic.
Noem has urged other governors to “trust” their residents and not take away their freedoms.