As the Cramer-backed trade war heats up, North Dakota farmers need an ally

(BISMARCK, ND) — First, he attacked the White House. Now, Kevin Cramer is going after North Dakota’s farmers.

In recent comments reported after Senator Heidi Heitkamp brokered a meeting between North Dakota farmers and the Mexican Embassy, Kevin Cramer defended misguided and irresponsible trade policies by trying to shift the blame onto Americans who “don’t have a very high pain threshold.”

That’s easy for him to say, since it’s not his livelihood on the line. While farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers worry about how they will provide for their families, Kevin Cramer has a big money backer to make sure his campaign coffers are full.

“I’ll tell you who doesn’t have a high tolerance for pain: Kevin Cramer. Any time he doesn’t get exactly what he wants or confronted by facts that go against his narrative, the Congressman lashes out,” said Scott McNeil, Executive Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “North Dakota’s farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers need certainty in the market and deserve a representative in Washington who will fight for them. Kevin Cramer is willing to trade the financial security of farming families. That’s not sticking up for North Dakota.”