A South Dakota government ethics board Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, pressed forward in its investigation of two complaints against Gov. Noem.
The board’s moves potentially escalate the ramifications of investigations into Noem .
The Republican governor faces reelection this year and has also positioned herself as an aspirant to the White House in 2024.
It can also make recommendations to the governor — though that option seems unlikely since the complaints are leveled against Noem.
That puts the investigation under the oversight of the interim attorney general, Mark Vargo, who was appointed by Noem.
Noem has said she was traveling to the events as an ambassador for the state. »