Noem rules out Thune’s challenge after Trump criticizes Senator

South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn Call Trump Attacks Thune: ‘He Will Be Primaried In 2022’ Ducey To Lead Republican Governors Lobby World MORE (R) said on Tuesday that she has no interest in launching a primary challenge against Senate Majority Whip John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneTrump attacks Thune: ‘He will be primed in 2022’ Night defense: Congress plans session to override Trump’s veto | Miller makes an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. Growing Number of GOP Lawmakers Support Electoral College Challenge MORE (RS.D.) to President TrumpDonald Trump Senate candidate Ossoff backs Trump’s call for K-checks The White House wishes Birx well after she announces retirement Pelosi responds to Trump: Let’s aim for K-checks ‘this week’ MORE called on him to become primary.

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

Noem is both a vocal ally of the president and a possible contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024. In addition to being an outstanding speaker at the Republican National Convention, she joined Trump at a July 4 event at Mt. Rushmore this year.

Trump targeted Thune in a tweet earlier Tuesday night, tweeting, “He will be primaried in 2022, political career over !!!” The tweet followed Thune’s comments that all attempts in Congress to object to the president-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenNewsom Cites Shirley Weber to Serve as California Secretary of State The White House wishes Birx the best after she announces retirement Karl Rove tears in Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell on election claims MOREThe Electoral College victory would “go down like a dog shot.”

Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson Brooks Trump attacks Thune: ‘He will be primaried in 2022’ Growing number of GOP lawmakers backs Electoral College challenge The Hill’s Morning Report – Congress passes year-end COVID-19 relief, omnibus deal MORE (R-Ala.) Has announced his intention to challenge the election results in Parliament, requiring the support of at least one senator. Leader of the majority of the Senate Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Pelosi Responds To Trump: Let’s Press K-Checks This Week Trump Attacks Thune: ‘He Will Be Primaried In 2022’ Trump Condemns Emergency Bill, Calls on Congress to Raise More Stimulus Money (R-Ky.) Pressured Senate Republicans not to participate in the long-shot attempt, although elected Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) Has suggested he could sign up for it.