Kristi Noem Hits Back At CNN Host For Bringing Up Dog Killing Story: ‘We Covered This!’ | EUROtoday

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) didn’t seem cool with CNN’s Dana Bash asking about her canine killing story on Sunday after the host introduced up the anecdote from her e-book she launched earlier this yr.

“Now that you’ve had time to process all of that, in all candor, do you have regrets?” requested “State of the Union” host of the “pretty intense criticism” the governor confronted after writing about capturing and killing a 14-month-old wirehaired pointer named Cricket in her e-book “No Going Back.”

“You know, that story’s a 20 year old story of a mom who made a very difficult decision to protect her children from a vicious animal that was attacking livestock and killing livestock and attacking people,” stated Noem, who described Cricket as “untrainable” and “aggressive” within the e-book.

Noem, who has doubled down on defending the killing within the wake of the backlash, stated the anecdote was within the e-book as a result of it was “difficult” for her.

“So what I’m hearing is no regrets, not just about writing about it but—,” Bash stated.

“We’ve covered this,” Noem interjected.

“About actually shooting the dog,” Bash continued.

“We’ve covered and I’m a mom and protected my children from a vicious animal,” replied Noem, who famous {that a} 9-year previous boy in South Dakota was killed “from a dog” (the boy was reportedly killed by a pack of feral canine, not a single canine).

She continued, “You know, that happens. And that 9-year-old boy will never be in his parents’ lives again. He’ll never be in his family’s lives again. I think, people are put in tough situations in life and we learn from it.”

Bash, elsewhere within the interview, pointed to former President Donald Trump reportedly sending vetting supplies to an inventory of potential operating mates.

Noem, who the previous president as soon as named as a possible vice presidential decide previous to the canine killing controversy, was not on the record.

The governor, when requested if she has any indication that she’s nonetheless beneath VP consideration, stated she’s informed Trump that he wants to select “whoever helps him win.”

Bash later famous that there have been six males and one girl on the Trump VP shortlist earlier than asking if a girl must be on the ticket.

“All the polls tell him in the swing states that a woman on the ticket helps him win,” argued Noem, who referred to as the girl vote “extremely important.”