Undated (KELO-AM) Their Democrat challengers in November are trying to wrap South Dakota Senator John Thune and U.S. Representative Kristi Noem in the folds of the EB-5 and Gear-up scandals.
Jay Williams says that Senator Thune sat on at least three congressional committees that dealt with the programs. The Yankton businessman says that based on the charges being leveled by South Dakota, it appears Thune was "derelict" in his duty to oversee the federal programs. Senator Mike Rounds also takes it on the chin from Williams because he was Governor at the time.
Noem's challenger, State Representative Paula Hawks, claims that Noem voted to extend EB-5 without first trying to reform the federal program. Hawks claims Noem broke her word.
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