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Plain Talk: Sen. Cramer talks Roe v. Wade, Jan. 6, food shortages, and Ukraine

Sen. Kevin Cramer joins this episode of Plain Talk.

People protest after leak of U.S. Supreme Court draft majority opinion on Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in Washington
Pro-abortion and anti-abortion demonstrators protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later this year.
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MINOT, N.D. — Will the U.S. Supreme Court strike down the Roe v. Wade precedent and make bans on abortions constitutional again?

Will the federal government create new law regarding abortion, either codifying it as legal or creating national restrictions?

And what are the political ramifications for all this?

Sen. Kevin Cramer discussed these issues on this episode of Plain Talk.

He also reacted to my recent interview with New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin, whose new book contains an anecdote about Jan. 6, 2021, which includes Cramer.

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We also discussed the situation in Ukraine, from the potential for food shortages as war ravages one of the world's great agriculture producers, to the increasingly assertive role America is playing in the conflict.

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"I expect to be announcing that decision in a matter ... of hours not days," he said, adding that he doesn't expect to make the announcement today, but it's coming soon.

Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at rport@forumcomm.com. Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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