Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong Says Democrats “Aren’t Interested in the Truth, They’re Interested in the Fight”


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)

As Washington D.C. is embroiled in a bitter fight over the report from special prosecutor Robert Mueller, and the Trump administration’s handling of it, Congressman Kelly Armstrong says his Democratic colleagues aren’t out to clear the muddy waters.

“They’re not interested in the truth,” he said on this episode of Plain Talk. “They’re interested in the fight.”

“They’re trying to hold an impeachment without an impeachment hearing,” Armstrong added, saying Democrats will accuse the President and his administration of lying and crimes but won’t use the word “impeachment” because “they know it’s not practical.”

He said Attorney General William Barr was justified in not showing up to a House committee hearing. “Attorney General Barr is willing to be questioned by Congress. He’s not willing to be questioned by hired gun attorneys.”

The Congressman also took questions from listeners about the tax cuts and trade.

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