The governor of South Dakota criticizes Biden and Vilsack for tying school lunch funds to LGBT and transgender policies.

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican from South Dakota, spoke out to Fox News on a new USDA mandate that will essentially tie federal funding for school lunches to adherence to the Biden administration’s interpretation of Title IX, which forbids sex-based discrimination.

Noem stated on Sunday’s episode of “Life, Liberty, and Levin” that her state has the “strongest” legal safeguards against biological men participating in women’s sports. She then went on to talk about how President Biden is now attempting to punish her state if it disagrees with his interpretation of Title IX.

If we don’t follow their directives, “this White House has threatened to take away all of our school lunch supplies for needy and underprivileged students,” she claimed.

“Therefore, I find it fascinating that they have required certain operations on their federal properties, such as National Parks and Bureau of Land Management Practices, in addition to harming my wood contracts and crushing my lumber company. They are willing to harm children in addition to proposing higher taxes and increased spending.”

15 GOP Governors Call on Biden Administration to Stop Pushing Radical Agenda for Girls Sports in School Lunch Program

A school lunch featuring a grilled cheese sandwich.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement announcing the new policy that there needs to be “recognition of the vulnerability of the LGBTQI community and give them with a route to grieve any injustice they suffer.”

The USDA administrator said, “We hope that by standing firm against these inequalities we can assist bring about much-needed change.
According to Vilsack’s directive, state schools requesting funding from the National School Lunch Program must consider Title IX as welcoming of gender identity.

Attorney General Mark Vargo of South Dakota is one of 22 state attorneys general who are suing to stop the action, which is being spearheaded by Todd Rokita of Indiana and Herbert Slatery III of Tennessee.


Kristi Noem, governor of South Dakota.

As Rokita previously noted, “We all know the Biden administration is dead-set on forcing an extreme left-wing agenda on Americans nationwide, but they’ve reached a new level of shamelessness with this trick of holding up food assistance for low-income children unless schools do the left’s bidding.

Slatery charged that the White House was attempting to “again modify the law, which is Congress’ sole power,” by using the bureaucracy.
According to a USDA representative who spoke to Axios recently, students shouldn’t be denied access to wholesome lunches because of their sexual orientation:

Undersecretary Stacy Dean told the source, “Whether you are doing your grocery shopping, waiting in line at the school cafeteria, or picking up food from a food bank, you should be free to do it without fear of prejudice.”


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressing the press.

Noem said that the transition from the Trump to the Biden administrations has resulted in a general change in her relationship with the federal government on “Life, Liberty, and Levin.”

With the backing of the White House, South Dakota was able to go “on offense” under Trump, but situations like the school lunch mandate necessitate her administration being on defense.

“Consequently, it never comes to an end. Suing them in court is my best option for protesting this federal government’s methods of operation in Joe Biden’s America “She spoke.


But sadly, what occurs is that I wind myself spending the entire day playing defense in an effort to shield my people from the high rates of inflation, taxes, and food expenditures that severely harm their budget.

She claimed that while working for Trump, “I was out there with a president who was letting me do my job, and I was able to focus on economic development, focus on making sure that our state was low, regulations, and that we were low taxed.”

Since Joe Biden entered the White House, there has been a “total fundamental change,” according to Noem, who also noted that South Dakota is prospering under conservative state leadership.

“Our economy is the best in the nation. Every state’s children are underperforming compared to ours. and the results of education. As a result of South Dakota being the only state to decline the president’s offer of increased unemployment benefits, there are currently fewer than 700 people in my state who are unemployed.”

More from the post


Recent Posts