Audio: Congressman Kevin Cramer Says Legislating Can Be Easier With Media Focused on Trump, Comey

North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer speaks Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the ND GOP Convention at Scheels Arena in Fargo of his choice to endorse Donald Trump for president. Rick Abbott / The Forum

“There’s some parts of it I’ve found easier,” Congressman Kevin Cramer told me yesterday during our radio interview.

I had asked him what it was like to go about making policy amid intense media scrutiny of President Trump.

“You don’t have this scrutiny of the hyper media,” Cramer added, though he conceded that while the attention of most journalists is focused elsewhere “you don’t have as much transparency on the process.”

The Comey testimony, slated for later this morning, is the shiny object the national press is obsessing over of late. Cramer said he wasn’t expecting much to come of the highly-touted testimony.

“We seem to be always waiting for the something that isn’t there to be revealed,” he said.

The Congressman expects Comey to say that “at times he was uncomfortable” during his interactions with President Trump. He also added that Comey “seems to like the spotlight” and that observers of his testimony should remember “he didn’t quit the job.”

Here’s audio of the full interview:

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and the host of the Rob (Re)Port on Fargo-based WDAY AM970 from 1-2pm weekdays.

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