James Lankford was elected US Senator for Oklahoma on November 4, 2014. Prior to his time in the Senate, James served in the US House of Representatives from January 2011 until December 2014. Before his election to Congress, James directed the Falls Creek Youth Camp, in Davis, Oklahoma, from 1996 to 2009. He also coordinated mission trips and community service projects in Belize, Malawi, England, Wales, and Germany, as well as many areas across Oklahoma.
While serving in the US Senate, James continues to work diligently studying each issue facing Congress and its impact on families in Oklahoma. His Committee assignments include the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Indian Affairs. James has emerged as a leader in fighting government regulations that are suffocating business today. From EPA regulations on the energy industry to the negative impact of over-regulation on banks and financial institutions, Senator Lankford is fighting for prosperity in Oklahoma and our nation.
James has been married to his wife Cindy for over 20 years. Together, they have two daughters: Hannah and Jordan. He enjoys spending time with his family, sport shooting, and reading.
Season 3, Episode 1: Iranian Uprising
US Senator James Lankford is back with a new season of The Breakdown. This episode digs deeper into the Iran protest, why this is important to Americans, and how we can support the Iranian people. Follow @SenatorLankford to get the latest news from Washington, DC.
Episode 31: Truth To Protecting Life in Women's Healthcare with Senator Daines & Dr. Francis
Episode 31: The Truth To Protecting Life in Women's Healthcare with guests Senator Steve Daines and Dr. Christina Francis
Episode 30: Opening Up US Energy with Michael Cembalest
Episode 30: Opening Up US Energy with guest Michael Cembalest
Episode 29: Break Down of Root Causes of Biden's Border Crisis with Chad Wolf
On this episode of the Breakdown with Senator James Lankford, Senator Lankford is joined by former Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security and expert on border security Chad Wolf. Lankford introduced a bill to delay ending Title 42 in an effort to secure our border, warning that the US could see an additional 1 million illegal border crossers in 6 weeks if Biden rescinds Title 42. He has repeatedly condemned the Biden Administration’s push for a wide open border and has called out their lack of a plan to secure it. Lankford successfully blocked Biden’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office from opening a “surge overflow facility” at the Great Plains Correctional Institution in Hinton, Oklahoma and visited the southern border after record high border crossings in 2021.
#StandwithUkraine A Firsthand Account from Ukraine
On Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Senator James Lankford (R-OK) released a special episode of The Breakdown with James Lankford to provide a firsthand account from his friend Pavel Unguryan, who is currently in Ukraine, on what is happening on the ground. Pavel details how his country is under attack, thanks America for its support, and called to stop buying Russian oil. During the conversation, Unguryan asked for prayers for him and his nation and specifically asked that the anger does not transform into hate, but the world needs to see what is happening to the country of Ukraine.
Episode 28: China: Coercion & Control with Matt Pottinger
On this episode of the Breakdown with Senator James Lankford, Senator Lankford is joined by China expert & former Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger to talk China’s human rights abuses, their economic & military coercion and their efforts to take advantage of the rest of the world.
More about Matt Pottinger: https://www.hoover.org/profiles/matt-pottinger
Matt Pottinger is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Pottinger served the White House for four years in senior roles on the National Security Council staff, including as deputy national security advisor from 2019 to 2021. In that role, he coordinated the full spectrum of national security policy. He previously served as senior director for Asia, where he led the administration’s work on the Indo-Pacific region, in particular its shift on China policy.
Before his White House service, Pottinger spent the late 1990s and early 2000s in China as a reporter for Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. He then fought in Iraq and Afghanistan as a US Marine during three combat deployments between 2007 and 2010. Following active duty, he founded and led an Asia-focused risk consultancy and ran Asia research at an investment fund in New York.
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Lankford Pushed Trump’s Election Lie
James Lankford was on the floor of the United States Senate pushing Trump’s Election Lie the moment insurrections breached the Capitol. He never apologized. He helped cause the destruction we all saw on 1/6/21, including the deaths of five people.
The only thing I ever want to hear this guy say is that o resign for failing to uphold my oath to the United States Constitution.
Senator Lankford is the most trustworthy person in American politics. He is a man of character, kindness, and respect, always looking to bring people together. This podcast serves to cut across the noise of politics and help people get more deeply informed. For anyone looking for that, and not just confirmation bias, I commend this to you.