Noem comments on January 6th hearings, sees abortion protestors outside campaign office

Photo by: Governor Kristi Noem - Facebook
Photo by: Governor Kristi Noem - Facebook

(Pierre, SD) -- The public hearings on January 6th are a "one-sided conversation." That's according to Governor Kristi Noem.

Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, the South Dakota Republican said witnesses were often expressing "hearsay" and that it was "difficult" to believe the claims of those like former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson.

Her unexpected testimony of former President Trump's behavior on January 6th characterized him as physically violent when his demands to be taken to the Capitol were denied. Noem said Hutchinson's credibility was "damaged" although she delivered her testimony under oath.

In the meantime, abortion rights protesters are making their views know to Governor Noem. About 60 demonstrators gathered Friday afternoon outside Noem's campaign office to protest South Dakota's ban on abortion that went into effect after Roe v. Wade was overturned.

Noem has centered her campaign around an anti-abortion stance. The protesters had a city permit for their demonstration.