Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has been an active legislator in South Dakota politics since the start of her term in 2019.
With Noem’s priority on “Making Government More Transparent,” according to the website of the governor's office, her recent appearances in the media appears to be paving the way for further action, and Republicans are watching for her 2024 presidential nomination.
South Dakota’s 2023 legislative session, a time when the legislature convenes for the purpose of lawmaking, started on Jan. 10 and ends on March 27.
Noem has since signed 137 bills and vetoed four others.
This morning, Noem signed HB 1175, legislation acknowledging South Dakota has its first female governor, and updating language referencing the governor and other state officials.
“Every girl in South Dakota can grow up to be whoever she wants to be!” Noem wrote on Twitter.
Noem plans for three policy speeches in Washington, the first given at the America First Policy Institute on Feb. 15.
This series of speeches seems to prepare for a potential 2024 Republican presidential bid, Fox News says.
In a Fox News interview this week, Noem highlighted concerns over U.S. involvement with Ukraine, specifically on account of the executive office.
“If we had a President who pursued peace through strength, Putin never would have dared to invade Ukraine,” Noem said.
“The only way to avoid these kinds of conflicts is to project strength. That’s why voters must remove Biden and the Democrats from office," the governor continued.