VALDOSTA, Georgia South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told Breitbart News exclusively here that whoever wins the Georgia Senate runoffs will directly impact mothers across the state and the country.
Noems interview came during a campaign stop here in downtown Valdosta at Jessies Restaurant after she met with GOP voters as part of an effort to turn out the vote for Sens. David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in Tuesdays upcoming runoffs. The Wednesday interview, which aired on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel, came after she spoke and took questions from local GOP voters gathered in the restaurant. One of Noems daughters joined her for the event. Perdue and Loeffler face Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock respectively in Tuesdays runoff elections.
Gov. Kristi Noem lays out the stakes of the Georgia Senate races to Breitbart News’s Matthew Boyle at Jessie’s Restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia, December 30, 2020. (Courtesy Paige Lindgren, NRSC)
Most of the mothers in this country are juggling a lot of different responsibilities, Noem told Breitbart News when asked to put in context what is at stake for mothers in Georgia and nationally in this race. They have a lot on their plate. Many of them are working, many of them are taking care of elderly parents, many of them are paying the bills, and many of them are making healthcare decisionsall of those are impacted by who we elect and who we put into the U.S. Senate. David and Kelly have fought to make sure we keep more money in our pockets. If people vote for Warnock and Ossoff to go to Washington, DC, they will raise taxes. They have endorsed the Green New Deal which means four to five years from now we will have $4 to $5 a gallon gasoline. That will make budgets even tighter, and people will have less money. Our food will be more expensive in the grocery stores. Healthcare decisions would be made by the government. These are very clear facts that Warnock and Ossoff have embraced and said they will do openly and publicly. They also have a fundamentally different viewpoint of this country, and Warnock especially has had the opportunity to denounce Marxism and socialism and he did not do that. So, thats the real life choices that I think women and moms are dealing with here in this election cycle, and they need to recognize not only does it change the direction this country is going but it will change their everyday decisions and what resources they have to take care of their families even six months to a year from now.
Noem won Moms for Americas Mother of Influence award in December 2020, as Breitbart News reported.
South Georgia is a long way from South Dakota, and Noem told Breitbart News she made the trip down here to explain to voters how serious this election is and what is on the line for themand for the people of South Dakota and nationally.
I came to Georgia today because leadership has consequences and this is a big election on Tuesday, Noem said. Who Georgia elects to put in the U.S. Senate will have consequences. What gets decided here will impact the people of South Dakota and will impact the country. So I came here to remind people about the differences in these candidates and asking them to vote for David and Kelly. They have proven themselves to the people of Georgia and that they will get up every morning and fight for communities, for families, to protect our freedoms and make sure America stays as special as she has always been. What concerns me is all the emotion in the race and the anger and the division, and I think people are getting distracted by that and not focusing really on the facts, so what Im asking people here today at every stop Ive been at is to do more. Go out and talk to people who disagree with them and have an honest conversation free of emotion, free of anger. Listen to them and then give them the facts about how different these candidates are and the different viewpoints they have for this country.
Noem also lit into both of the Democrat candidates, each of whom has deeply troubling revelations emerging about their backgrounds. Warnock, a radical leftist, has made a number of highly offensive and radical comments over the years including praising Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan and his church hosting Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. His background also includes evidence of child abuse at a church camp he ran, and police video that recently emerged from a domestic disturbance with his wife.
Our history tells our story, especially if we dont acknowledge it or talk about a change in viewpoint and be honest about where we are today. It really tells you about what youre dealing with in the future, and I think thats the concern with Warnock, Noem said. Hes had all these public declarations for embracing socialism and embracing Marxism, and he will not say hes had a change of heart. He will not say that he believes he was wrong. He will not say in all of these personal issues hes had in the past that hes changed his ways or even acknowledge that he is on a different path. So thats some very clear testimony to people across the state, that he is doing what politicians do best, and that is putting a good spin on the kind of person he really is. Hes never held public office before so when he gets to Washington, DC, hes not going to even necessarily know how to be a U.S. senator and will clearly follow the direction of his leader. His leader is going to be Schumer. Thats concerning to us that we would be putting somebody there who is going to be following what Pelosis agenda is, and what Schumers agenda is and be falling right in line with what Kamala Harris would want to see in the White House. That is not true with David or with Kelly. Kelly is the American dreamshe grew up on a farm, like I did, she ran businesses, shes been successful, and shes gone there and proven to us with her votes that shes going to continue to give moms and women the opportunity to create a future for their kids and grandkids like we all enjoyed. So you look at the past history of who these people are and if they have proven to you that they are the kind of person who you can get behind and the only person whos done that in this race is Kelly.
As for Ossoff, Noem said that given his ties to the Chinese Communist Partyties he originally did not disclose but has since revealed in financial disclosure documentsit makes no sense for Georgians to vote for him especially given the fact that the coronavirus pandemic originated in Wuhan, China.
It doesnt make any sense to me, Noem said. We all know that China is not our friend. We all know that they are out to destroy this country. Anybody who has done business with them in the way that he has and then tried to cover it up and to keep the truth from the public should not be trusted with a seat in the U.S. Senate. Thats just factual and the vast majority of people understand that. He clearly does not have Americas future in mind when he does business dealings like that and when he is trying to keep the truth from the people.