Sen. Lankford not optimistic about Biden’s State of the Union address

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Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford has a wish list he’d like to hear President Biden discuss Tuesday night in his State of the Union Address and one of them is U.S. energy security.

“Oklahomans want to know what the President is actually planning to do to ensure our national security, fix the economy, and to ensure the US becomes energy independent. We want to use our own resources, not beg Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and China for energy.”

In a Monday statement, the Republican Senator included a number of other topics he hopes the President will address. He didn’t express any optimism that the President will discuss what he wants to hear.

“The State of the Union serves as a time for a President to address Americans on the strength, progress, and unity of the nation. With soaring inflation and record American debt, I also need to hear the plan to restore fiscal sanity—not his plan to spend more.

Another is what the President’s plans are to “reverse his broken policies that have left our border in a crisis.

“I need to hear his plan to address the growing threat from communist China, especially given how emboldened they are after their spy balloons successfully drifted over the United States. We need to know his plan on trade that will decrease our dependency on China and bring jobs back to America. As Iran continues to destabilize the Middle East region, President Biden is the first president in modern history to not articulate a direction for peace in the Middle East.

The Senator said the most predictable crisis the U.S. faces is its national debt “following a year of massive government overspending.”

Since President Biden refused to meet with members of the Border Patrol Council on his recent trip to El Paso, Lankford invited Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd to be his guest. Lankford is a member of the Senate Committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence, Ethics, and Finance.