Noem rules out the Thune challenge after Trump criticized the senator

South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemTrump attacks Thune: ‘He will be started in 2022’ Ducey to lead Republican governors lobbying MORE (R) said on Tuesday that she has no interest in starting a primary challenge against the Senate majority whip John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneTrump attacks Thune: ‘He will be primary 2022’ Overnight Defense: Congress plans a session to override potential Trump veto | Miller makes an unannounced trip to Afghanistan Increasing GOP Legislature Back Electoral College Challenges MORE (RS.D.) after President TrumpDonald TrumpGeorgia’s Senate candidate Ossoff supports Trump’s call for K-checks White House wishes Birx good luck after announcing retirement Pelosi responds to Trump: Let’s press K-checks ‘this week’ MORE urged him to get started.

“@Johnthune is a friend of mine, and I will not challenge him,” Noem tweeted Tuesday night. “I am honored to be governor of South Dakota and will ask the people to give me an opportunity to continue serving them as governor by 2022.”

Noem is both the president’s speaker and is considered a possible challenger for the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2024. In addition to a premiere speech at the Republican National Congress, she joined Trump at a Fourth of July event at Mt. Rushmore this year.

Trump aimed at Thune in a tweet earlier Tuesday night and tweeted: “He will be primary 2022, political career over !!!” The tweet followed Thune’s comments that all attempts in Congress oppose the elected president Joe BidenJoe BidenNews to drop Shirley Weber to serve as California’s Secretary of State The White House wishes Birx good luck after announcing retirement Karl Rove tears in Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell over election speech MOREElectoral College victory was to “go down like a shotgun.”

Rope. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson Brooks Trump Attacks Thune: ‘He Will Begin 2022’ Growing Number of GOP Legislators Back Electoral College Challenge The Hill’s Morning Report – Congress Passes End of Year COVID-19 Relief, Omnibus Agreement MORE (R-Ala.) Has announced its intention to challenge the election results in the House, which would require the support of at least one senator. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPelosi responds to Trump: Let’s press K-checks “this week” Trump attacks Thune: “He will be primary in 2022” Trump slams the relief law, urges Congress to increase stimulus money MORE (R-Ky.) Has pressured Republicans from the Senate not to join the long-term effort, although Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) Has suggested he sign it.