U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe
MOORE, OK – In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) spoke about the devastating tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma earlier in the week. A transcript of his address follows. Further, at the end of this post is a link to the BBC site with a unique online map of the destruction noting where survivors rode out the storm and their stories.
“Oklahoma has been hit hard, but we’re not knocked out,” says Oklahoma’s senior senator, who delivered the address on location in Moore. He continues, “The individuals who lived through these storms are volunteering in the recovery and the assisting efforts right now, and they’re America’s real heroes.”
Updated: Critical of a lack of documentation, late delivery and inadequate disclosure, Sen. Inhofe’s spoke today at the opening of Senate hearings on the nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.
“Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I join you in welcoming Senator Hagel before this committee and appreciate his continued willingness to serve the United States and the men and women of our Armed Forces.
“Before I continue with my opening statement, I’d like to raise concern about the sufficiency of the materials provided to this committee by our nominee. Senator Hagel only provided four speeches to the committee even though his financial disclosure form reveals that he received honoraria for giving 12 speeches in the last year alone. Late last night just hours before the today’s hearing began the committee received nearly 230 pages of additional speeches given by the nominee.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) this week made the following statement after casting a no vote on the nomination of Sen. John Kerry for Secretary of State:
“I have known Sen. Kerry for many years and consider him a friend, however, I am simply too philosophically opposed on the issues to support his nomination,” said Inhofe.
“I do not believe that Kerry is a strong advocate of U.S. sovereignty, but favors expanding the powers of the United Nations at the expense of the U.S. For example, Kerry was the leader, as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, to pass the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), and supports most all sovereignty eroding treaties involving the United Nations including the International Criminal Court, the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities, and the Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty among others. He was also the champion of the New START Treaty which threatens our nuclear deterrent and stewardship of our nuclear stock pile.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today highlighted the successful test flight of the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) by the Missile Defense Agency over the weekend. The GBI is the missile deployed to protect the United States homeland against limited ballistic missile threats from countries such as North Korea and Iran.
“This test is particularly timely in light of recent threats from North Korean leaders of upcoming long-range rocket and nuclear weapons tests aimed at the United States,” said Inhofe.
As the U.S. began delivery Tuesday January 22 of F-16 aircrafts to Egypt; U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of Senate Armed Services Committee, expressed concern for U.S. State Department’s response to his request to delay F-16 delivery.
“President Morsi has failed to promote promised democracy in his country and neglected to continue Egypt’s legacy of maintaining peace in the region,” said Inhofe.