FARGO, ND – Not even an hour after Governor Burgum ended his final State of the State address, Kelly Armstrong announced that he will run for governor.
The North Dakota Democratic-NPL released this statement:
When Kelly Armstrong was elected, many hoped he’d bring North Dakota values to DC. Instead, Kelly got swallowed up by DC and became the ultimate insider. Under Armstrong, House Republicans have become extreme and completely ineffective. We can’t let him bring his DC values back home to North Dakota now.
During the chaotic Speaker of the House fight last year, Armstrong first voted for Steve Scalise who once said he voted for “David Duke without the baggage.” He then supported Jim Jordan who led efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, pushed for a costly government shutdown, and has repeatedly voted to slash Social Security and Medicare. In the end, he helped elect Mike Johnson who worked behind the scenes to overturn the 2020 election, has advocated for locking up LGBTQ+ Americans, wants to criminalize abortions so that women give birth to ‘able-bodied workers into the economy,’ and has fought to decimate Social Security and Medicare and has claimed to have a mandate from God to be House Speaker.
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January 23, 2024