North Dakota’s newest congressman, Kelly Armstrong, has been pretty active and vocal on his congressional Facebook account, two days into his term.
Today, he posted a brief reflection on the passing of Dale Ihry, executive director of the North Dakota Corn Growers Association and a longtime ag advocate.
“We mourn the loss of a giant in the corn industry,” Armstrong wrote. Dale never stopped advocating for North Dakota. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”
Armstrong also commented on freshman Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib’s profane comments regarding impeaching the president.
Speaking at a MoveOn.org event, Tlaib said, “We’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf—–.”
Republican Armstrong posted, “This behavior and language is abhorrent and unacceptable for a Member of Congress, especially in reference to the leader of our country. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib should apologize for her foul language.”
On Thursday evening, Armstrong posted his assessment of the first day of activity in the Democratic- controlled House of Representatives.
“I’m disappointed that on the first day of the 116th Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats made it easier to raise taxes on hard-working Americans,” Armstrong write. “Their agenda is a Tax Increase Agenda. I’ll fight to keep taxes low for all North Dakotans. They also made it easier to grow the National Debt and avoid accountability. With procedural tricks, they can suspend the debt limit. This is wrong. The job of Congress is to take votes and answer for those votes to the people. These moves are a mistake.”
In comparison, North Dakota’s two senators, John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, have been relatively quiet on their U.S. Senate Facebook accounts.
On Thursday, Cramer posted a brief comment after he was sworn in as the newest U.S. Senator from North Dakota.
“I’m so grateful to be serving the people of North Dakota in the U.S. Senate,” he wrote. “This seat belongs to them, and I’m honored to work on their behalf in Washington”
Senator Hoeven’s last official Facebook post was December 20th, the day President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill.