South Dakota Democrats call for Ian Fury to be fired

SOUTH DAKOTA(Press Release)- The SD Democratic Party Chair Shane Merrill and Vice Chair Jessica Meyers issued the following statement, calling for the removal of Gov. Kristi Noem’s Chief of Communications Ian Fury due to negative national headlines for South Dakota:

“Public service is an honor and a privilege. South Dakota taxpayers should not be on the hook paying Ian Fury more than $144,000 a year salary to destroy the reputation of our state and negate the millions of dollars spent to advertise South Dakota across the country.”

“At a time when Gov. Noem once again lacks a chief of staff, action must be made to hold individuals accountable for what can only be described as an utter failure in doing the basics of a public relations job. Fury should not have allowed the publication of the Governor’s recent book without proper fact-checking and review.”

“During Fury’s time as Chief of Communications, Noem has had a documented history of contempt and avoidance of our local news outlets and hostility towards our Tribal Nations. It’s time South Dakota taxpayers stop paying for Fury’s incompetence.”