Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong Says Democrats Are Out for “First Blood” on Trump


N.D. state Senator Kelly Armstrong, the Republican candidate running for Rep. Kevin Cramer's vacated seat in Congress, speaks with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

On this episode of the Plain Talk podcast, Congressman Kelly Armstrong takes your questions. He’ll be on every week doing that, so email your questions to

House Democrats are “fighting to do whatever they think they have to do to draw first blood on the Trump administration,” Armstrong told me of efforts to investigate the President.

“I have a feeling we’ll be down that road a lot,” he added, referring to the likely agenda of the oversight committee he’s been appointed to. He says Democrats are “almost unprecedented in their aggressiveness towards an administration.”

Also, do we need to outlaw billionaires? It’s a popular talking point on the left right now.

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