With just two weeks to go before the primary election, Governor Kristi Noem appears confident that neither she nor her purge candidates need her to be on the campaign trail in South Dakota. Our part-time Governor will take another trip to Texas this week to speak at the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Houston:
The meeting will be held in Houston over Memorial Day weekend, from May 27-29 at the George R. Brown Convention center. Political leaders such as Govs. Greg Abbott and Kristi Noem, Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, Rep. Dan Crenshaw and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson will speak at the Institute for Legislative Action’s Leadership Forum, the NRA told Fox News Digital [Emma Colton, “Cruz, Noem Headline NRA’s First Annual Meeting Since Start of Pandemic: ‘Pro-Freedom Lineup’,” Fox News, 2022.05.03].
Noem practiced the speech she’s working up for the Houston bang-bang crowd by dedicating her Friday propaganda column to declaring South Dakota is a Second Amendment “sanctuary“. But you tell me, moms—what do you need more of right now: bullets or baby formula?
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears gets to keynote the women’s leadership forum on Friday morning. The NRA is squeezing Noem into its Friday afternoon program among nine confirmed speakers, one of whom is Donald Trump, which means the Secret Service will allow no guns, ammo, holsters, knives, mace, laser pointers, selfie sticks, umbrellas, or other dangerous items in the hall. The Secret Service will also block bags larger than 18″x13″x7″, with exceptions, obviously, for gasbags.