Steve Haugaard Responds to Kristi Noem’s Gaslighting and Projection: “There She Goes Again”

Sioux Falls, SD

Steve Haugaard responds to the attack against his character that was issued today from Kristi Noem’s campaign team.

“There she goes again. Our gaslighter-in-chief, in a fit of textbook projection, is accusing me of holding up the girls’ sports bill currently being debated in the state legislature,” Haugaard said. “The truth is, as everyone knows, that she is the one who vetoed a better bill than this last year. She’s the one who left our daughters unprotected for the past year.”

“Last April, Tucker Carlson effectively ended Kristi Noem’s presidential aspirations when he called attention to the fact that she was not being truthful about the fact that she vetoed a bill that would have protected girls’ sports in South Dakota. She knows she made a huge mistake with that veto, when she caved to her corporate donors, siding with them against the people who voted for her. She’s desperate to fix that mistake.”

“Governor Noem has a history of having trouble telling the truth. In accusing me of having an ‘anti-women agenda,’ and blocking this bill, she is projecting, deflecting, and ultimately, lying. Moreover, she’s using the same tired rhetoric that Hillary Clinton used to smear Donald Trump.”

“We in the legislature are trying to make sure a good bill gets passed, just like it got passed last year. Hopefully, this time, she’ll actually sign it.”

Steve Haugaard is the state representative for House District 10 and former Speaker of the House. He is running to replace Kristi Noem as governor of the great state of South Dakota. More about Steve can be found at his website,