When I announced my candidacy for the United States Senate in 2021, I made my motivation clear: Wesley and I want to preserve the American Dream for our children – and for generations to come. Never before has this mission been more urgent than today.
The American Dream is a timeless promise – one that says if you work hard and seize opportunity, you can achieve more than your parents before you. That’s the Dream that allowed me, a public-school girl from Alabama’s Wiregrass region and the daughter of two small business owners, to be elected to the U.S. Senate at age 40.
However, that American Dream has turned into a nightmare for so many families under the Biden Administration. If people across our country don’t wake up and step up, the Dream may be a mere memory.
Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. Since then, inflation has risen by 17.7%, fentanyl deaths are at historic highs, illegal border crossings are shattering record after record, and America’s adversaries continue to grow more and more emboldened.
Enough is enough.
As a mom, I look around at our country under President Biden, and I don’t recognize it. I see hardworking families struggling just to make ends meet, stressing around the kitchen table about how they will simply afford groceries and gas. I hear from parents who lost children and teenagers who lost siblings or classmates to fentanyl poisonings. I talk to fellow moms who are worried about the rising violent crime in our cities. And I listen to friends and family who look around at the world and wonder if our homeland is secure and if our loved ones are safe.
In my first two months in office, I visited our nation’s southern border three times to see firsthand the unprecedented national security and humanitarian crisis that’s been caused by the Biden Administration’s reckless agenda. I listened to Border Patrol agents telling me about pulling the lifeless bodies of young children and of a mother, pregnant with twins, from the Rio Grande; a woman telling me not just that she was raped by the cartels – but how many times she was raped daily; a mom explaining that her little girl was taken from her driveway while playing outside one day – kidnapped by the cartels to be “recycled” over and over again; and men outlining that they’ve effectively been sold into indentured servitude to the cartels – on American soil.
Since January 2021, there have been more than eight million illegal crossings at the border, with recent trends continuing to get even worse. This includes more than 1.7 million known gotaways – meaning we don’t know who they are, where they are, or what their intentions are.
Ultimately, under President Biden’s watch, it’s open season for human traffickers, drug cartels, and terrorists.
Make no mistake – every day that President Biden is in office, the United States is weaker, our communities are more dangerous, our families are more at risk, and our future is more imperiled.
Today, I’m 11 months into my service as U.S. Senator for the great state of Alabama. And, despite the dark clouds that haunt our country’s horizon, I believe with every fiber of my being that our nation’s best days are yet to come – but I also know it’s not going to be easy. This fight to preserve the American Dream is just getting started. And it starts with the General Election in another 11 months’ time. There is no time to waste – and no room for error.
One candidate has already proven he’s more than up for the job – because he’s done the job successfully. There is one candidate I know will secure the border — because he’s done it. There is one candidate I know will achieve peace through strength — because he’s done it.
And that’s why President Donald Trump has my endorsement to be our 47th President.
Results matter – and the results of his strong leadership as the 45th President of the United States are clear for all to see. These past three years have felt like an eternity, but I’m sure you recall how much better off we were under the Trump Administration.
Think back – do you remember $2.00/gallon gas? A carton of eggs for $1.40 and a gallon of milk for $2.90? The average family’s real income rising by $6,000? That was President Trump’s policies at work.
He secured our southern border. He cut taxes and slashed burdensome regulations. He expanded access to a high-quality education. He stood up for our incredible farmers and cattlemen. He battled for fair trade and held Communist China accountable. He onshored good-paying jobs and began rebuilding critical domestic supply chains and industries. He unleashed American energy dominance. He defended religious liberty. He combatted the opioid epidemic. He made our communities safer. He rebuilt our military, bolstered our readiness, and modernized our capabilities. He fought for our veterans. And he achieved peace through strength – no wars were started under his watch for a reason. Our adversaries feared America, and our allies were protected. He obliterated ISIS, signed the Abraham Accords, kept Putin’s aggression at bay, stared down Kim Jong Un, and squeezed Iran dry.
That’s why President Trump is dominating in the polls and why his insurmountable lead only continues to grow as primary dates draw closer. As the American people have heard from the candidates and continuously borne the brunt of the Biden agenda, they have been further and further reminded of the brighter days of the Trump Administration – and now they’re more energized than ever to make the one choice they know can ensure that those days return. Americans concerned about saving the country we know and love are rallying as a team to retake the White House.
For our future – for the ability of the next generation to fulfill the promise that is the American Dream – it’s time to ensure President Biden only gets one term. Now, let’s come together and move forward towards November 2024.
Katie Britt serves Alabama in the United States Senate, where she serves as Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.