Trump's vice presidential candidate Kristi Noem mockingly defends killing dogs

South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem on Sunday tried to portray a controversial anecdote about killing her puppy, revealed in her upcoming memoir, as an argument for her political savvy in her bid to grow to be Donald Trump's vice presidential pick.

A Friday report from The guard described excerpts from her memoir about her decision to kill various of her family's cattle, including a 14-month-old puppy named Cricket and an unnamed goat.

“I can understand why some people are upset about a 20-year-old story about Cricket, one of the working dogs on our ranch,” Noem wrote in a single X contribution on Sunday. “Whether I'm running the ranch or working in politics, I've never passed on my responsibilities to anyone else. Even if it is hard and painful. I followed the law and was a responsible parent, dog owner and neighbor.”

Noem has spent the weekend coping with ridicule from each Democrats and Republicans since those anecdotes became public.

In each cases, she stood by her decision to euthanize the animals, saying Cricket had an “aggressive personality” and the goat was “evil and mean,” in accordance with the Guardian report.

Noem's defense on Sunday is a final try to dispel the flood of doubts created by the situation as she competes for Trump's nomination for vp against candidates like North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. Tim Scott and RS.C. starts. and Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.

In recent days, people across the political spectrum have taken to social media to comment on the controversy.

Right-wing media personality Laura Loomer said this anecdote was the death knell for Noem's vice-presidential ambitions.

“She can’t be vice president now,” Loomer said Friday post. “You can’t shoot your dog and then become vice president.”

President Joe Biden The re-election campaign quickly seized the chance to take a subtle swipe on Friday by releasing images of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris smiling with dogs.

Florida governor and former GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis posted a call to motion for people to adopt rescue dogs.

Noem's animal killing isn’t the primary time it has caused a stir in Washington.

In March, the governor of South Dakota released an infomercial-style video for one Dentist from Texas seemingly acting as a industrial credential for the corporate despite holding public office.

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