Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) has served Oklahoma’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1994 and was readily reelected in 2022, winning 75% of the vote in his district, which is as solidly red as the rest of the state. He is a member of the Republican Whip Team, a group of GOP leaders dedicated to obstructing Biden and decrying every move made by the president and his administration.
In April 2022, when Trump endorsed Lucas for in the midterms, the long-term congressman released a statement saying, “Thank you Mr. President for choosing this farmer from Cheyenne to continue our America first mission and defend Oklahoma’s values in Washington. Together we’ll take the U.S. House away from Nancy Pelosi and stop the Biden Agenda.”
Prior to his election to Congress, Lucas served in the state legislature and was a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right-wing, pay-to-play bill mill.
After the 2020 presidential election, Lucas adhered to the GOP playbook by casting doubt on the legitimacy of the process and saying nothing about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. He objected to certifying the Electoral College results and voted against both impeaching Trump for inciting the mob and establishing a special House committee to investigate the insurrection.
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Lucas joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Lucas voted against impeaching Trump for his role in instigating the attack on the Capitol and congressional members and staffers at work inside, and for fanning the flames once the riot broke out.
- Lucas voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the violent assault that disrupted the congressional proceedings underway that day.
The Big Lie
- A year after the attack on the Capitol, Lucas had failed to comment on the insurrection or contradict claims that the 2020 election was stolen.