Cramer Flips on Tariff Flops

Despite months toeing a reckless line on tariffs, Kevin Cramer is getting nervous his anti-farmer stance is coming back to bite him

(BISMARCK, ND) — Kevin Cramer is getting nervous. Despite months of toeing the administration’s line on tariffs and brushing aside farmers’ concerns as political hysteria, he seems to have realized just how far out of step he is with North Dakotans.

He’s tried the revisionist history before, but now he’s going for a complete 180. In an April 20 email he said we need one vote in the Senate to support the president’s disastrous trade policies.

One month later, Cramer is singing a different tune – he’s still trying to have it both ways, but farmers are feeling burned by his Washington-speak.

“Kevin Cramer is talking out of both sides of his mouth on tariffs,” said Scott McNeil, Executive Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “One day he’s a cheerleader for these misguided trade policies, and now he says he’s standing up for North Dakotans? Give me a break, he’s spun around so fast he must have whiplash. North Dakotans need consistent and outspoken leadership on this issue, but Kevin Cramer has shown us he doesn’t have the spine to stand tall in support of our farmers and ranchers.”