Kristi Noem took one trip to the border that left everyone asking this question about 2024

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Kristi Noem was rumored to be a potential Republican Presidential candidate heading into the 2024 election cycle.

Opting against running may have done more for her political future than anyone imagined.

And Kristi Noem took one trip to the border that left everyone asking this question about 2024.

The Biden border crisis is front and center in the media after the latest skirmish between President Joe Biden and the state of Texas.

The Supreme Court sided with Biden to allow federal agents to remove razor wire barriers Texas installed along the border to help stop the flood of illegal aliens entering the country.

South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem recently traveled to Texas to inspect the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border firsthand.

She described the area along the border as a “warzone” after touring the border with Texas authorities participating in the state’s border security operation, Operation Lone Star.

Noem returned to South Dakota and addressed the state legislature about the Biden border crisis.

“The United States of America is in a time of invasion,” Noem said. “The invasion is coming over our southern border. The 50 states have a common enemy, and that enemy is the Mexican drug cartels. They are waging war against our nation, and these cartels are perpetuating violence in each of our states, even right here in South Dakota.”

South Dakota is considering sending razor wire and state personnel to help Texas secure its border – a move others like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have already made.

Every state has become a border state during the Biden border crisis.

Indian reservations in South Dakota have been infiltrated by Mexican drug cartels, and have seen a rise in crime and fentanyl usage.

Governor Noem’s trip to the border coincided with increased speculation that she is on former President Donald Trump’s shortlist of potential Vice Presidential running mates – which likely wouldn’t be the case if she had chosen to run in the GOP Presidential Primary.

The border and illegal immigration are poised to be two of the biggest issues during the Presidential election.

In fact, shortly after her border trip, Trump appeared on Sunday Morning Futures with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo and confirmed that the South Dakota Governor is in the running to be his next Vice President.

The former President said it would be a while before he announced his selection, saying there are many great people to choose from in the Republican Party.

Trump seemed to float Noem and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) as potential running mates when Bartiromo pressed him about the pick.

“Kristi Noem has been incredible fighting for me,” Trump said. “She said I would never run against him because I can’t beat him. That was a very nice thing to say.”

Kristi Noem previously told Fox News that she would consider becoming Trump’s running mate.

The speculation will grow that she is a top contender to join Donald Trump atop the Republican ticket.

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