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“We’ve Seen Stories On Both Sides”: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Makes Excuses for Terrorist Who Murdered Two People In Wisconsin

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When asked about the behavior of the terrorist who opened fire on protestors in Wisconsin, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said We’ve seen stories on both sides involving protesters and then against protesters as well.”

Gov. Noem was echoing a claim that President Trump made three years ago about the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia when a white supremacist rammed a car through a crowd of protestors and killed a young woman: “You also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.”

Republicans like Noem and Trump who refuse to condemn the behavior of white supremacists are responsible for encouraging domestic terrorism and creating more division and violence in this country.

“Noem’s false equivalency is a failure of leadership. Two people were murdered by a white supremacist. Her lack of empathy is stunning,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “It is deeply appalling that Republicans like Noem are not ferociously condemning the awful behavior of white supremacists who want to spread fear, spark violence, and tear this country apart.”