Kelly Armstrong is already embracing the swamp

March 20th, 2019

Kelly Armstrong Putting North Dakota…Kelly Armstrong First:
(BISMARCK, ND) – He’s only been in Congress less than three months, and Kelly Armstrong is already embracing the swamp. According to Roll Call, Armstrong was appointed by D.C. Republicans to sit on the Select Committee on Climate Crisis. The committee is responsible for finding solutions to prevent and reverse the effects of climate change and promote energy independence.

One would think it would be a good thing for North Dakota to have a voice on combating climate change, but North Dakotans have to wonder if Kelly Armstrong will be putting his interests above theirs. Roll Call reports that Congressman Armstrong has earned at as much as $1.1 million from his oil business and owns at least 289 oil wells worth between $2.9 and $11.5 million. The committee Congressman Armstrong sits on oversees fossil fuel development.

“Kelly Armstrong promised North Dakotans that he was going to go to Washington to fight for them,” said Alison Jones, Communications Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. “However, only three months into his term he is already brazenly sitting on the committee responsible for overseeing his vast financial empire. Kelly Armstrong promised North Dakotans he was going to Washington to ‘Drain the Swamp’ and work for them, but in record time he’s already become a member of the swamp and is working for himself.”