Could South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem become the next vice president? The Republican contender is keeping her plans a secret–for now.
The Hill reports:
“I think that there’s a lot of people out there who would like his running mate, I’m focused on getting reelected,” Noem told CNN “State of the Union” co-anchor Dana Bash.
“I don’t operate in that hypothetical, either,” Noem continued. “I would be shocked if he asked. And right now, I’m just so focused on South Dakota, we’re doing great things and we’ve got a lot more to do the next four years.”
“It is clear she is running for president or vice president,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said of Noem during an interview with Bash minutes later on Sunday. “She’s scared to death of the base.”
Rep. Kinzinger said that the South Dakota Governor is now “very different” than she was while serving alongside him in Congress.
“This is not the Kristi Noem I served with,” Kinzinger said. “Kristi whom I served with was conservative, dedicated the truth. I at the time would have thought [she] would have put her country above her political career at any moment.”
House Republican conference chair Elise Stefanik and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have also been floated as possible running mates for Trump.