Katie Britt on ‘Fox & Friends’: ‘Dialogue’ that will occur over 2022 U.S. Senate primary campaign will make GOP stronger
Earlier this week, Enterprise native and former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat up in 2022.
Britt has since rolled out her campaign through a series of media interviews throughout the state. However, she took to the national media during an appearance on Thursday’s broadcast of the highly-rated Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”
Britt batted down criticism from U.S. Senate opponent former U.S. ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard, who insisted she was the only political outsider in the race. However, Britt maintained she was not a “career politician,” either.
“Let me tell you, I am certainly not a career politician, as you can tell,” she said. “Being Senator Shelby’s chief of staff gave me an opportunity to see the challenges and opportunities across our state and also be effective and know how to get things done and advance the conservative agenda in Washington.”
When asked to compare herself to Trump-backed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), another opponent in the contest, Britt told FNC’s Brian Kilmeade she would still work to win over Alabama’s Trump voters.
“I am going to work every day to advance our Christian conservative values,” Britt added. “We’re going to fight to secure our border. We’re going to fight to make sure we hold China accountable. President Trump did so many great things with his America First agenda. And I’m going to make sure every Alabamian across knows who I am, and I’m going to work hard to earn their vote.”
Britt said she did not think a contentious GOP primary in 2022 would lead to another scenario of a divided Republican Party and open up a lane for a Democrat, similar to former U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’ (D-Mountain Brook) success in 2017.
“No,” she replied. “I think the dialogue that will occur will only make our party stronger,” she said. “The Republican Party is going to take back the House. We’re going to take back the Senate, and then we’re going to take back the presidency in 2024.”
@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.