Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt has picked up an unlikely ally in her quest to win her party’s nomination.
Former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives as both a Republican and Democrat, and was Alabama’s 2014 Democratic Party nominee for governor, said he was supporting Britt in her bid during an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show” on Wednesday.
Griffith, who identifies himself as a Democrat, said he had a Britt sign in his front yard and declared his party could not win Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in next year’s general election.
“She’s running a great campaign,” he said. “She’s got a lot of assets. I’ve got a Katie Britt sign in my front yard … because the Democrats cannot win in Alabama. We need good government. We’re going to have to vote for good people and start being Americans instead of Republican or Democrat, particularly in Alabama. I don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel for the Democratic Party. It’s split on race. The national Democratic Party — it’s like leprosy. You just can’t sell the national Democratic Party in Alabama. And if we want good government, I think we’re going to have to vote for good people.”
Griffith said it was his belief that Americans should put aside political allegiances before he took the obligatory shot at former President Donald Trump.
“I think we’ve got to fall back on being American and not so much putting somebody’s jersey on,” Griffith continued. “We need good government, good people in service. And I think Katie Britt is going to make a race out of this. And I think [Donald] Trump continues to stumble on some of the candidates he has endorsed. And I think people in politics realize when Trump endorses someone, he immediately creates adversaries in the camp of the people he has not endorsed. It’s a mistake for Trump to do this because he’s fracturing the party.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.