Glenn Youngkin


(RepublicanWire.org) – Governor Noem of South Dakota came out swinging against President Joe Biden during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.” During that appearance, she hammered President Biden for “acting like a dimwit” and skewered his administration for allowing Chinese businesses and CCP-affiliated individuals to buy up US farmland.

Speaking on the matter to Hannity, Noem first explained how her state is tackling the Chinese land-buying issue, saying “I’ve done an executive order that has said that we won’t do state contracts, and telecommunications companies will not do business in South Dakota that affiliate themselves with China as well. So we’ve been aggressive on fighting this threat that President Biden will not address.  I’ve got a bill I’m working with a couple of legislators in South Dakota to ban China from being able to buy up our farmland.”

Continuing, Governor Noem then addressed why the land issue is so important. Specifically, she explained that the Chinese are trying to buy up farmland near the future home of the B-21 stealth bombers, which could be a major problem for the United States Air Force in the event of war and would enable their surveillance and espionage operations inside the United States. In her words:

“Agriculture is our number one industry in our state, but we also are the home of Ellsworth Air Force Base. Ellsworth is going to be the home of the B-21s, the next generation bombers that will protect the United States of America for many, many years to come, and China would love to set up shop next door and conduct surveillance on that platform, and we won’t allow it.”

She then emphasized the massive extent of the problem, exposing the multitude of strategic assets that the Red Chinese are buying up. In her words:

“We’ll make sure that our land stays under the United States control and that we won’t allow enemies that hate us to come in and to purchase our assets. I’ve been in food security policy for many, many years. Over 20 years, I’ve seen China buy our fertilizer companies, our chemical companies. They’ve bought up our processing systems.”

And that’s when she got to ripping Biden for being a “dimwit,” saying “Now, they’re buying our land, and they’re doing it to destroy us, and it’s time we get a president that wises up, loves this country, defends us and stops acting like a dimwit in front of the whole world.”

She added that Biden has lied to Americans on matters related to China, saying “This is the kind of deception we have going on with our administration. They’ve lied to the American people, covered it up. They’ve gone around governors, and not communicated to us. And frankly, I believe, they shot this balloon down over the water because they wanted to be able to decide what was onboard that balloon, and if some of it was lost at sea, that they didn’t want us to ever know about, that was an easy narrative that they could sell to us that they could keep as much quiet as they felt they wanted to.”

Noem wasn’t the only Governor to blast Biden on Hannity. Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia did so as well, saying:

“[China’s] going to use every ounce of capability they have. Surveillance through balloons and TikTok. Economic coercion by trying to infiltrate with relationships and joint ventures that push them into our economy to enrich their Communist Party-controlled companies. And they’re going to try to intimidate us with their military presence. This is a moment to be strong and swift, not weak and slow.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) joined CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday and defended new policies in the state that will require public school students to use bathrooms and join sports teams based on their biological sex, not gender identity.

“Let me begin with these basic principles, which is first, parents have a fundamental right to be engaged in their children’s lives. And oh, by the way, children have a right to have parents engaged in their lives. We needed to fix a wrong. The previous administration had had a policy that excluded parents and in fact, particularly didn’t require the involvement of parents. And let’s be clear, parents have this right and children don’t belong to the state, they belong to families,” Youngkin told Tapper during CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Youngkin’s administration rewrote the state’s policies on transgender youths at public schools in September, requiring students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and join sports teams based on their sex at birth, not their gender identity. The policy updates also include forbidding students from changing their names and preferred pronouns at public schools without the consent of their parents. 

“We empower parents to make decisions with regards to masking in Virginia. We’ve empowered parents to make decisions with regards to curriculum that fits their family’s decision. So we’re empowering parents here to be engaged in these most important decisions,” Youngkin continued on Sunday. 

Tapper pressed the Republican governor on whether the policies would actually exclude parents who are supportive of their child using facilities or joining sports teams based on gender identity and not biological sex. 

“It sounds like you’re excluding parents that might be supportive of their child going to the bathroom or joining a sports team that is in alignment with their gender identity,” Tapper said. 

“Certainly not. If parents actually want their child to be able to change a pronoun or their name or use a bathroom, if parents choose that, then legally that’s what the schools will do. With regards to sports teams, this is a different issue,” Youngkin responded. 

“I do believe that it’s unfair for girls to have biological boys play sports with biological girls. There are sports with segregated sexes for those sports, and those sports should be honored that way. And there are sports where they’re not segregated, where in fact both sexes get to play at the same time. Again, there’s a common sense approach here to this and I do think we have to respect girls as well here,” he said. 

The policy changes are currently under a 30-day period of commenting from the public. Youngkin said he expects to finalize the policies in the coming days and to see school districts across the state adopt the changes.