Former Trump White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway inquired whether South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, following the Colorado Supreme Court’s ban on former President Donald Trump from the Colorado ballot, could prohibit President Joe Biden from running in her state.
Conway questioned who was filling in for Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday.
“Governor Noem, would you be able to bar Biden from the ballot in your state of South Dakota if, say, he violated that part of the 14th Amendment by unfreezing assets for Iran or allowed terrorists to just openly walk over the souuthern border? I mean, do you think that you would have that power, your highest court would have that power?” Conway asked.
“You know, I don’t believe so. That’s what is so interesting.” Noem said in reply.
“The process that the court has is a balance to our federal government. It is a balance to our executive branch, a balance to our legislative branch, you know? So us exerting the kind of influence on the court and their decisions to take that kind of action is really unprecedented. So I trust our South Dakota state laws, our Constitution, it gives great guidance to us, and our court system understands that their job is to follow statute and give decisions based on the scales of justice. I am very proud of what we do here in South Dakota.” Noem added.
“I would be hopeful that other states would do that and not let liberal judges rewrite the rules of the game to work for their political interests.” she continued.
“This is where the Supreme Court should, and I hope will, take quick action, strong action to reverse this decision at the lower court and make sure that they do the right thing by the American people and make sure their voices are heard.” she concluded.