(FreedomBeacon.com)- Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is causing a lot of controversy at the moment. After The National File reported that she may be having an affair with former Trump campaign advisor Corey Lewandowski, a new report draws attention to the fact that she called on the people of her state to “celebrate Native American heritage” rather than encouraging people to celebrate Columbus Day.
Noem referred to October 11, Columbus Day, as a “Native Americans’ Day” – something far-left radicals and Democrats often do.
“The second Monday in October has been recognized as a federal holiday since 1968. In 1990, South Dakota was the first state to do things a little differently than the rest of the nation,” the governor said in a statement.
She added that in her state, they recognize the day as Native Americans’ Day, and recognize that Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota people and their culture are part of who they are as South Dakotans.
Perhaps. But it’s Columbus Day.
Don’t wait till Monday to celebrate Native American heritage: https://t.co/rGcAqN1RXK pic.twitter.com/HN7jbFBoUj
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) October 9, 2021
The National File noted how a tweet about the holiday didn’t draw very much attention at all, with only a handful of hundreds of likes, and several hundred comments – many of which were criticizing her pandering to the left.
Why is a Republican governor trying to pander to radical Democrats so hard?
Republican commentator and former NYPD cop John Cardillo called Noem a “RINO hack.”
Monday is Columbus Day so of course RINO hack Noem tweets this. https://t.co/oBHD9HGqk9
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 10, 2021
And if you take a look at the tweet yourself, you’ll see a barrage of attacks from left wingers too.
Will she ever learn that trying to pander to Democrats literally never works?