On December 6, Congresswoman told the press her father had not signed a will before he died on March 10, 1994:
“My dad had done estate planning, he had had a will completed, but he hadn’t gotten it signed before he was killed,” Noem told HuffPost on Wednesday [Arthur Delaney, “Kristi Noem Says Her Story Shows How the Estate Tax Hurts Families. Not Quite,” Huffington Post, 2017.12.07].
On December 13, I posted court documents establishing that Noem’s father, Ronald D. Arnold, had indeed signed a will.
On December 16, Congresswoman Kristi Noem changed her story:
As many parents do, my dad signed a will about a year after my youngest brother was born. That was 1976. Life went on. By the early 1990s, he began the process of updating his will. That new document, however, was never signed [Rep. Kristi Noem, op-ed, that Sioux Falls paper, 2017.12.16].
Hmm… how many more parts of her estate tax story will Congresswoman Noem have to change?