The Breakdown with James Lankford

The Breakdown with James Lankford

James Lankford was elected US Senator for Oklahoma in 2014. On The Breakdown, James, along with his staff, takes the most complicated topics we hear in the news and breaks them down issue-by-issue.

All Episodes

Episode 27: Overturning Roe: The Stories Behind the Pro-Life Movement by The Breakdown with James Lankford

Nov 19

26 min 32 sec

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Dr. Christina Francis, chairman of the board of the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNs discuss how the science of life in the womb has developed and changed since Roe v. Wade.

Nov 5

34 min 53 sec

On this episode of the Breakdown with Senator James Lankford, Senator Lankford is joined by Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, current foreign relations and religious liberty.

Sep 24

27 min 22 sec

Episode 24: We the people: The American Conservative Movement by The Breakdown with James Lankford

Jul 9

28 min 51 sec

Episode 23: COVID and how it has impacted Unemployment, Inflation and the Economy by The Breakdown with James Lankford

May 28

30 min 10 sec

On this episode of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford sits down with former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman to discuss the current conflict in the Middle East.

May 21

29 min 12 sec

On this episode of the Breakdown with Senator James Lankford, Senator Lankford sits down with former US Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott to discuss what the Senate looks like now that there is a 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats.

Mar 19

26 min 12 sec

Episode 20: Walking with the Watsons on Life and Family by The Breakdown with James Lankford

Dec 2020

40 min 38 sec

On this episode of the Breakdown with Senator James Lankford, Senator Lankford goes in depth with the FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn to discuss the latest news surrounding the science behind the Covid-19 vaccine.

Sep 2020

30 min 4 sec

On this episode of the Breakdown with Senator James Lankford, Senator Lankford is joined by Former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to discuss free speech and Hong Kong and why this matters to our nation.

Jul 2020

33 min 4 sec

In episode 17 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford is joined by Pastor Clarence Hill to discuss racial reconciliation amid riots taking place around the US and as the Tulsa Race Massacre reaches its 100th anniversary in 2021.

Jun 2020

37 min 44 sec

On episode 16 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses civil and constitutional rights during a crisis with US Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband.

May 2020

33 min 6 sec

On this episode of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford goes in depth to discusses the Coronavirus (COVID-19), what it is, and the US response to this global crisis and the economic impact of the virus worldwide.

Feb 2020

27 min 10 sec

On this episode of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses foreign policy, the latest on tensions in Iran and the death of Qasem Soleimani.

Jan 2020

27 min 7 sec

On episode 13 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses the Impeachment process with former Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin.

Nov 2019

41 min

On episode 12 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford joins his staff to discuss the current situation in Syria and Turkey as it relates to the Kurdish people, US military operations in the region to fight ISIS, and our increasingly strained alliance with Turkey.

Oct 2019

27 min 1 sec

On this episode of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses the rising cost of prescription drugs, Medicare Part D, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), generic tiering, and surprise billing.

Sep 2019

23 min 37 sec

On episode 10 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses breaks down budget that must be agreed upon by the House, Senate, and White House; what must happen to avoid another government shutdown; and the next steps necessary to pass the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act.

Jul 2019

21 min 9 sec

On episode 9 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses Oklahoma tornadoes and flooding and the efforts taking place to help Oklahomans impacted by the storms. Lankford breaks down how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works after a natural disaster, the difference between major and emergency disaster declarations, and the resources and assistance that are available.

Jun 2019

20 min 41 sec

On episode 8 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford explains section 232 tariffs, section 301 tariffs, trade with Canada and Mexico, and how trade with China is affecting Oklahoma companies, ranchers, and farmers.

May 2019

24 min 30 sec

On this episode of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses the proposal he offered to improve Senate rules, how each president deserves to pick their staff, and how he hopes the rule change will allow the Senate to function as it is designed.

Apr 2019

13 min 54 sec

On episode 6 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses pro-life issues in our nation, how people can find common ground on ways to support life at all stages of development, and how we can continue to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Lankford also speaks on life in the womb, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and the Hyde Amendment among other pro-life priorities.

Jan 2019

26 min 15 sec

On Episode 5 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses the current budget and spending process and the ways it has failed to work properly since the 1970s.

Nov 2018

25 min 31 sec

On Episode 4 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process to be Associate Justice to the US Supreme Court. During the episode, Lankford discusses the Senate’s role in regards to Supreme Court nominees, the completed FBI investigation, his support for Judge Kavanaugh, and what our nation can learn from this nomination process.

Oct 2018

33 min 21 sec

On episode 3 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford is joined by his staff to discuss election security and Lankford’s bill, the Secure Elections Act. The purpose of the bill is to streamline cybersecurity information-sharing between federal intelligence entities and state election agencies; provide security clearances to state election officials; and provide support for state election cybersecurity infrastructure.

Aug 2018

17 min 6 sec

On episode 2 of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford talks in depth on trade and how the ongoing trade negotiations between America and other nations impact Oklahoma.

Jul 2018

18 min 39 sec

On the first episode of the Breakdown with James Lankford, Senator Lankford discusses immigration, the separation of families at the border, the Flores Settlement Agreement, and the difference between the refugee and asylum process.

Jul 2018

16 min 51 sec