South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, whose profile has risen in conservative media during the pandemic, is lashing out at one of right-wing media’s most popular bloggers for what she described as comments that were full of “horrible misogyny.”
Noem, a Republican viewed as a potential 2024 presidential candidate, garnered praise from conservatives early in the pandemic for rejecting mask mandates. But she has recently refused to stop private businesses from implementing vaccine requirements, prompting some criticism from right-wing pundits.
Matt Walsh, a right-wing blogger and podcaster for the conservative Daily Wire, said there was “no use” for her. “Kristi Noem is a very attractive woman,” he said during a recent episode of his podcast. “So she’s got that going for her.”