Lankford Delivers George Washington’s Farewell Address
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WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today delivered George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address in honor of his birthday. The tradition of reading the address out loud began on February 22, 1862. The Senate selects one of its members, alternating parties to read the 1,641-word statement on the Senate floor. Lankford is the first Oklahoma Senator to recite the address.