Alabama’s junior senator said she was humbled in taking the oath of office Tuesday.
U.S. Sen. Katie Britt is the youngest Republican woman ever to serve in the U.S. Senate and the second youngest woman ever to serve in the U.S. Senate – Blanche Lambert Lincoln, a Democrat from Arkansas, was the youngest female senator when she assumed office in 1999 at the age of 38.
“Taking the oath of office is incredibly humbling,” Britt said. “As people across America approach this time of year with a sense of renewal and optimism while undertaking New Year’s resolutions, I want Alabamians to hear this commitment directly from me: I am firmly resolved to never be outworked and to always make Alabama proud in the United States Senate.”
In keeping with traditional protocol, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, as Alabama’s new senior senator, escorted Britt to the floor where Vice President Kamala Harris, as the Senate’s presiding officer, administered the oath.
“Being entrusted to serve as Alabama’s U.S. senator is a tremendous honor and responsibility,” Britt said. “I am ready to hit the ground running to fight for hardworking families in every corner of our great state and to preserve the American Dream for generations to come.”
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.