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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He also addressed the announced closure of the Coal Creek Station power plant, and a federal judge in Montana who created chaos with infrastructure projects across the country with a national injunction he ordered in a suit against the Keystone XL pipeline that is before his court.

Will Congress seek to limit the authority of the courts to do that sort of thing? "No," Armstrong said bluntly. "We aren't. I wish we would."

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