Hello? Congressmen Armstrong?

May 15th, 2019

Hello? Congressmen Armstrong?
(BISMARCK, ND) – Farmers, business owners, and consumers alike have seen the very real consequences of the trade war. This is no longer “a little squabble with China,” as the President has called it and “just riding it out” is not a viable option. To date, the United States and China have held 11 rounds of talks and not a single one of them has accomplished anything that even resembles an agreement.

Republican Leaders from the top agriculture-producing states have spoken up. Senator Kevin Cramer has been dutifully cheering on the Administration from the sidelines, and Senator John Hoeven is out parroting false claims that ignore basic economics. And our lone Congressman, Kelly Armstrong? Well, he has said . . . nothing. Nothing at all. His website shows no statement regarding the failed negotiations. His social media is lively but in regards to the trade war? Dead silence. How can our lone Congressman have nothing to say?

“When you are the only Congressman for a state like North Dakota, you have to understand agribusiness, and when your constituents are putting their livelihoods on the line, you cannot remain silent – you just can’t,” said Alison Jones, Communications Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. “North Dakotans at least deserve to know if Congressman Armstrong will stand up to the Administration or will blindly cheer for reckless strategies that continue to devastate North Dakota’s agriculture economy. They deserve better than Kelly Armstrong’s silence.”