FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 14th, 2019

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He Could Have Changed His Mind
(BISMARCK, ND) – Congressman Kelly Armstrong was on News and Views with Joel Heitkamp this week. They discussed among other things, Fisher Industries – a company in Dickinson, North Dakota that has been sought after to build portions the Administration’s border wall. However, Fisher Industries has been in hot water for pollution infractions, tax evasion, and a child pornography charge.

When asked if these charges tarnish the reputation of Fisher Industries, his response was surprising. “As someone who has dealt with them way before I had been involved in politics, we are proud to have them in Dickinson and they do a ton of great things in both their business and charitable life, it’s a great company.” Armstrong dodged the question regarding whether his loyalty was due to the political donations Fisher Industries has made. “They’re also great donors to the community because the day after we had a tornado, they rebuilt baseball fields. All I can say is that they are great corporate citizens in the city of Dickinson.”

“If pollution violations or tax evasion doesn’t turn you off from a company, then surely the child pornography charge should have done it,” said Alison Jones, Communication Director for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “Once these charges came to light, no one would have criticized anyone in the North Dakota delegation if they rescinded their recommendation to the Administration and refused further donations, but if these Republicans are anything, loyal to a fault is an understatement.”

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