JENKS, Okla. — A local pastor trying to unseat U.S. Sen. James Lankford received a high-profile endorsement on Tuesday.
Retired U.S. Army General Michael Flynn endorsed Tulsa pastor and businessman Jackson Lahmeyer during a news conference in Jenks.
Lahmeyer is a pastor at Sheridan Church in Tulsa and a small business owner.
He plans to challenge Lankford in the Republican primary leading up to the 2022 election.
“I feel strongly about this because our country is in tremendous trouble right now and our country is under attack,” Lahmeyer says.
“[Lankford] is not the man to represent our state in our fight for our country.”
The platform for Lahmeyer’s campaign is being consistently conservative and being “biblical and constitutional.”
Flynn came to endorse Lahmeyer on Tuesday.
“We need people who are very consistent in their beliefs and they stand and take the hard right path in their belief,” Flynn says.
That’s what we need in our country, so I’m here to stand with this young man.”
Flynn served as former President Donald Trump’s national security advisor for 22 days before resigning after being caught in a lie about his Russian contacts.
Trump later pardoned Flynn before leaving office.
Lahmeyer and Flynn scheduled a town hall meeting at the Riverwalk in Jenks at 6:30 Tuesday night to answer questions.