For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

Lankford Doubles Down on Hypocrisy

OKLAHOMA CITY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is astonished that Congressman Lankford cannot take the time to vote on a border security decision he has been whining about for months.

“It’s pure hypocrisy,” stated Alicia Andrews, the Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair. “By not voting whether to confirm Chris Magnus as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection during December 8’s Senate roll call, it’s evident that Lankford’s previous trip to the border and his numerous cries that Oklahoma is hurting due to the border ‘crisis’ has been nothing more than a shallow photo-op for reelection.

“As a senior member of the Senate committee overseeing Customs and Border, not taking the time to vote on the confirmation is irresponsible. Lankford’s constant fight over border issues comes down to nothing more than partisan grandstanding and selfish attention mongering,” added Andrews.

“Oklahomans deserve to have a Senator who cares about issues that directly impact our state and is willing to show up and vote. Clearly, we do not have this in Lankford,” concluded Andrews.


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