The Republican Party needs to undergo a self-evaluation to regain the trust of the American people, South Dakota GOP Gov. Kristi Noem told Newsmax TV.
Speaking to host Greg Kelly on Wednesday's "Greg Kelly Reports," Noem referenced a recent article she wrote for "The Federalist."
"In that Federalist piece, I talked extensively about Republicans, what we haven't followed through on and what we need to do in the future," Noem said. "We said we would reform healthcare, reform Obamacare. We have not done that. We said we would deal with immigration. We have not done that. There's a lot of different promises we have made to the American people that we just haven't had the fortitude to pursue and actually get into place and impact their lives.
"So, the Republican Party has a self-evaluation they need to go through. And we really need to focus that we're doing what we say."
Noem, who served four terms in the House, said Republicans can take advantage of Democrats' actions not just in Washington, D.C., but also around the country.
"Leadership has consequences, and we saw Democratic leadership play out in our cities across the country in 2020," she said. "Violence, mobs, rioting and looting, lack of enforcement of laws – that's Democratic leadership on display."
Elected governor in 2018, Noem has been mentioned as a possible contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. However, she told Kelly, she was focused on running for re-election in 2022.
Noem expressed high praise for former President Donald Trump and how he served the U.S.
"President Trump did things of great magnitude for his country," Noem said. "What he did on tax reform, on trade deals, his support of Israel, his protection of our national defense, his enforcement of our laws.
"This man got up every day and fought for the common, everyday American so they could have a chance to be successful and pursue the American Dream."
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