Tag Archives: James Lankford

Lankford Blames Border Crisis On Trump, Republicans

“It was and it is painful to be able to watch. It got stirred up in all the presidential politics and several of my colleagues started looking for ways after President Trump said, ‘Don’t fix anything during the presidential election. It’s the single biggest issue during the election, don’t resolve this, we’ll resolve it next year.’ “Quite a few of …

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Oklahoma GOP Censures Lankford Over Border Bill

The Oklahoman reports: Oklahoma Republicans on Saturday censured U.S. Sen. James Lankford over his work on a failed border security deal. The overwhelming vote to censure the senior Republican senator came at a party convention in Oklahoma City. “The people have spoken,” the county party chair, Ken Warner, told The Oklahoman. “It’s really because he’s said he’s willing to allow …

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Lankford: Prominent Host Threatened Me On Border Bill

“I had a popular commentator – four weeks ago – that I talked to that told me flat out – before they knew any of the contents of the bill, any of the content, nothing was out at that point – that told me flat out, ‘If you try to move a bill that solves the border crisis during this …

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Senate Republicans Scuttle Their Own Border Bill

The Washington Post reports: The Senate voted down a sweeping national security and border reform package on Wednesday after most Senate Republicans banded together with a handful of Democrats to reject the legislation their leadership helped negotiate. The bill included more than $60 billion in aid for Ukraine as it fends off a Russian invasion and $14 billion for Israel …

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Fox Reports “Screaming” During GOP Border Meeting

“Senate Republicans met last night at a closed door meeting, which got so heated, Dana, at times that myself and other reporters could actually hear screaming coming from inside the room. “When leader Mitch McConnell emerged from the room, he told me that he had a great discussion and that the conference will keep on talking. “Now, Sen. James Lankford, …

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Lankford: Musk Needs To Worry About His Two Million Recalled Teslas And Stop Lying About The Border Bill

“I think he needs to go back to doing the two million Teslas that are currently being recalled right now to be able to focus in on that. No, it’s not focused on trying to be able to get more illegals to vote. That’s absurd. It is against the law for anyone that is not a citizen of the United …

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Lankford Rips Johnson: He Hasn’t Even Read The Bill

“It’s interesting that he [Johnson] said he’s already opposed to it. He needs three weeks to be able to read it, but he’s already opposed to it. So again, people have got to be able to read it and go through it themselves. Don’t just go off of Facebook post somewhere what the bill says. Unfortunate that he would step …

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Lankford Falsely Claims 9/11 Hijackers Were “Illegals”

Breitbart pounces: The Republican who helped draft the Senate’s pending pro-migration border bill, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), is getting roasted online for a tweet that blamed the 9/11 atrocity on illegal immigrants. “All of the 9/11 attackers were present in the US illegally,” said the February 2 tweet from his office. “We shouldn’t wait until the next horrific terror attack …

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Lankford: GOP Hates Border Deal Since It Helps Biden

“It’s definitely not going to let a bunch of people in. It’s focused on actually turning people around on it. It is interesting, Republicans four months ago would not give funding for Ukraine, for Israel and for our southern border because we demanded changes in policy. “So we actually locked arms together and said, ‘We’re not going to give you …

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Oklahoma GOP “Condemns And Censures” Sen. James Lankford For Supporting Bipartisan Senate Border Deal

Tulsa’s ABC affiliate reports: The Oklahoma Republican Party approved a resolution Saturday condemning and censuring Sen. James Lankford. OKGOP State Committee members passed the resolution disapproving of Lankford’s work to pass a bipartisan border deal. The resolution, which was posted on social media by state Sen. Dusty Deevers, said the Oklahoma Republican Party will cease all support for Lankford until …

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15 GOP Reps To DEA: Don’t Lessen Weed Restrictions

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: On Monday, Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) along with 14 other senators and congressmen sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) demanding that it deny the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) request to reschedule marijuana as a lower-risk Schedule III drug. The letter comes as a growing chorus of …

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40+ GOP Congress Members Balk At Backing Trump

Politico reports: Donald Trump is gaining strength in 2024 primary polls. The same can’t exactly be said about his standing among Capitol Hill conservatives. Just ask James Lankford, the Oklahoma Republican who openly admits that the former president’s third bid for the White House is evenly cleaving the party in his blood-red state. Lankford is staying neutral in his state, …

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Lankford: God Sent Rain Because OK Banned Abortion

Hemant Mehta has the transcript at Only Sky: PERKINS: I believe that as these states embrace Biblical truth as it pertains to life, that I believe God’s gonna bless those nations—or those, those states—as those states come in alignment with God, I believe it’s going to be a testimony to the rest of the nation. Again, another sign of God’s …

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Lankford Opposes Christian Nationalist Movement

Jack Jenkins reports at Religion News Service: Religion News Service reached out to more than 50 House and Senate Republicans seeking their response, questioning whether they support calls to make the RNC the party of Christian nationalism. Two Republicans responded: Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina. “I took an oath to defend the US …

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Sen. James Lankford: The “Far-Left” Will Use Marriage Bill “As A Weapon To Crush Anyone Who Opposes It”

From the Family Research Council: During today’s episode of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins,” Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) announced for the first time that he will vote against H.R. 8404, marketed as the “Respect for Marriage” Act, if it comes to the Senate floor. “The far-Left is trying to say we want to be able to push this to the …

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Lankford Blocks Bill To Protect Interstate Abortion Travel

The Hill reports: GOP Sen. James Lankford (Okla.) on Thursday blocked a Democratic request to unanimously pass a bill seeking to protect interstate travel for abortion. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), joined by a string of Democratic senators, had sought consent to pass a bill that would prevent states from punishing women who travel to other states where abortion is …

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Lankford In 2010: 13 Year-Olds Can Consent To Sex

The Associated Press reports: Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that attracts more than 50,000 campers in grades six through 12 each …

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Oklahoma GOP Chair Backs Primary Challenger To GOP Senator Because He Didn’t Try To Overturn The Election

The Tulsa World reports: Oklahoma Republican Party chairman John Bennett told reporters that Sen. James Lankford’s decision not to object to the results of the 2020 presidential election after the Jan. 6 insurrection was proof that the senator couldn’t keep promises made to constituents. Bennett reportedly also said being a Republican doesn’t necessarily make someone “the right pick.” “It’s more …

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GOP Senator On DC Statehood: Nobody Is Making You Live There, You Already Knew What You Were Getting

The Hill reports: GOP Sen. James Lankford (Okla.) on Tuesday vocalized opposition to making Washington, D.C. the 51st state in the union, arguing that the nation’s capital has not had voting representatives in Congress for some time and that “no one’s compelled to actually” live there. “Any individual that moves to Washington, D.C., understands that Washington, D.C. is unique,” Lankford …

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James Lankford Sorry For Questioning Election Results

Tulsa World reports: U.S. Sen. James Lankford apologized to Black Tulsans on Thursday for not recognizing that his involvement in questioning presidential election results would offend them. In a letter addressed to “My friends in North Tulsa,” Lankford acknowledges that his actions “caused a firestorm of suspicion among many of my friends, particularly in Black communities around the state. I …

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