Noem To Speak At GOP National Convention Posted by John Axtell Date: August 19, 2020 21 Views South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem will speak at the Republican National Convention next week. Noem spokesman Ian Fury isn’t giving details on when she will speak or for how long, saying only that “things are still being worked out.” Noem has developed a national profile through her hands-off approach to the coronavirus pandemic, gaining attention from President Donald Trump and others . Instead of ordering statewide lockdowns or business closures, Noem has encouraged “personal responsibility” to mitigate the spread of the virus – much as the President has preached. Noem should have no trouble dealing with the virtual convention – she’s made frequent appearances on Fox News and even installed a small TV studio at her office last year.