This morning a story is coming to light on the Democrats trying to use the EB5 issue that was such a winner for them in the last election, and repackaging it to use against Senator John Thune, and Congresswoman Kristi Noem.
Noem’s challenger, State Representative Paula Hawks, claims that Noem voted to extend EB-5 without first trying to reform the federal program. Hawks claims Noem broke her word.
The State Democratic Party is doubling down on Noem with an attack video that claims Noem broke her word on EB-5.
Noem’s Chief of Staff, Jordan Stoick, responded to the charges by saying that Noem supports EB-5 reforms.
“The nine-month extension of the program was included in a broader bill that Rep. Noem thought contained provisions that benefited South Dakota,” Stoick said, “including additional resources to take care of veterans and increase border security, a pay raise for our troops, funding for the Lewis & Clark water system and rural schools in South Dakota, and flexibility for the Indian Health Service to address the health care crisis facing tribal members in our state.
Sorry Dems, but I think Kristi gets to drop the mic on you there, especially with the demands today for improving IHS:
Optimists and skeptics sat down Tuesday with the new head of the Indian Health Service to hash out plans for improving care for Native Americans in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
At a tense two-and-a-half-hour meeting, IHS Principal Deputy Director Mary Smith outlined plans for short and long-term changes at IHS hospitals and clinics in the Great Plains region.
The visit follows a federal investigation into IHS hospitals in South Dakota that found poor sanitation and improper record-keeping and lead to the closure of the emergency room in Rosebud.
So, Paula Hawks and the Democrats think this is the time to shackle IHS, and cut services? Talk about tone deaf.
And next year when the new edition comes out, when you look up ‘ineffective partisan attack’ in “World Book Encyclopedia,” you’ll probably see a picture of unsuccessful Congressional Candidate Paula Hawks.