Plain Talk: “A New Realm of Virtue Signalling”


Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. Cohen accused President Donald Trump of an expansive pattern of lies and criminality, offering a damning portrayal of life inside the president’s orbit. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times)

On this episode of the Plain Talk podcast, U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., recounts being lectured about not wearing a mask by a reporter who was wearing a mask, albeit around his neck and not up over his mouth and nose.

“All this is turning into a new realm of virtue signaling,” he said.

Will Congress pass more relief legislation for the COVID-19 pandemic? Armstrong thinks so. “There is going to be more legislation,” he said, adding that he hopes it’s “targeted” unlike a new proposal being touted by Democrats, which has a price tag “north of $2 trillion.”

“I don’t see how that’s responsible,” Armstrong said.

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