Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery attempted to smear South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, but the truth is that Noem is right.
In a tweet, Governor Kristi Noem sent a “message to illegal immigrants,” which drew a snide response from Kennedy.
“South Dakota won’t be taking any illegal immigrants that the Biden Administration wants to relocate. My message to illegal immigrants… call me when you’re an American,” Noem tweeted.
South Dakota won't be taking any illegal immigrants that the Biden Administration wants to relocate. My message to illegal immigrants… call me when you're an American.
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) April 14, 2021
Noem, who Donald Trump has celebrated as a possible future presidential candidate, isn’t caving in to the demands of the Democrats and Joe Biden. Just like several other GOP governors, Noem has refused to allow the Biden administration to relocate illegal immigrants into her state. The White House has been requesting that states house illegal immigrant children in their foster care systems due to the increasing crisis at the southern border that has overfilled detention facilities.
On her April 15 show, Kennedy called out Noem for her tweet in a way that many have described as childish.
“Uhm. So, Gov. Noem, call me when you’re not an a-hole. Oh? You’re never gonna call me? ’Kay,” Kennedy said. “Now, listen, we clearly need to fix the immigration system, so much is broken here, but is this really the way to do it?”
“Everyone has managed to screw this up. No one has any real plans. No one’s taken it seriously. The vice president is not taking it seriously,” the Fox Business host added.
The Bottom Line
The truth is, despite the claims that Noem is being an “a-hole,” she’s not wrong. Though “call me when you’re an American” is kind of rude, Noem is trying to make a point. These illegal immigrants aren’t Americans, and they aren’t trying to be. They are taking advantage of our lax border restrictions and our economic opportunities. They are sending their children on a dangerous journey, fully aware that they will likely be raped, beaten, and possibly left for dead in the desert, in the hopes that they will grow up in the United States and bring their parents into the country legally. They’re gaming the system, and it’s wrong. We shouldn’t be helping them, we should be helping the American people, and that is what Noem is saying. ‘You want help? Call me for help when you’re an American.’