Ethics Board On Gov. Kristi Noem Case

An independent ethics board has said that the attorney general of South Dakota should look into two different complaints that accuse Gov. Kristi Noem of misconduct.

The complaints were brought last year by then-South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and involve two separate issues.

Issues: Noem's decision to help her daughter obtain a real estate appraiser license and her use of state-owned airplanes to travel to political events.

Noem, 50, has been a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump and has been mentioned as a possible Republican contender for president in 2024.

On Monday night, the Government Accountability Board voted unanimously to refer both complaints to South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo for investigation.

The board said that Noem should face "appropriate action," but didn't specify.

Noem, who attempted to get the complaints dismissed, condemned the board after Monday night's decision.