Friday, February 21, 2014

Lankford stops by Muskogee



Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate James Lankford made a campaign stop in Muskogee today, holding a meeting with county Republicans activists and a public town hall event. I attended the town hall, and live-tweeted from it, which you can read here.

Lankford is very articulate, and has a great grasp of the issues. He spoke extensively on his work as a member of the House Oversight and Budget committees.

A few notes from his talk:

  • House GOP has made some progress in cutting overspending, but it's just been baby steps, since the Senate and White House have been completely opposed. Still a long way to go.
  • House GOP is winning oversight battles, but the media only talks about fights conservatives lose.
  • Lankford is opposed to a Convention of the States.
  • Lankford is opposed to comprehensive immigration reform; instead, prefers smaller packages. Enforcing current law isn't enough, because there are problems with current law.
  • Lankford believes in term limits, even for judicial branch. His thought would be for judges to have a 20-30 year term, but legislative branch to have a term limit much lower -- long enough to get things done, but no 20-year congressmembers.
  • Lankford says the American people have no idea how extensive the cover-up lies on Benghazi were.

Go to my Twitter feed to see some more of what Lankford talked about.

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