U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has announced his endorsement of former Business Council of Alabama CEO Katie Britt in her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
Scott, who was elected to the upper chamber of Congress in 2013, currently serves on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Finance; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committees.
In a statement announcing his endorsement of Britt, Scott asserted that the first-time candidate would become part of a new conservative majority that would work to combat the Biden administration’s “reckless policies.”
“I’m excited to endorse Katie Britt to serve as U.S. Senator for Alabama,” said Scott. “Katie is a strong conservative who will fight to expand 21st century opportunity for every American family and preserve the American Dream for generations to come.”
“She knows that education is the great equalizer in our country, and she’ll work to ensure that each child in America has access to an affordable, high-quality education that can unlock their future,” added the senator. “Please join me in supporting Katie Britt on Tuesday, June 21. With your help, Republicans will retake the Senate and hold the Biden Administration accountable for the reckless policies that are crushing families nationwide.”
Scott spearheaded the legislative effort to create “Opportunity Zones,” a measure included in former President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which incentivizes investment and job creation in economically deprived areas across the nation.
Britt joined Scott’s efforts to pass the legislation during her service as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa).
Britt praised South Carolina’s junior senator and stated her intentions to advocate for conservative reforms to the United States’ education system.
“I am honored to have Senator Tim Scott’s endorsement,” stated Britt. “Senator Scott is a champion for ensuring all Americans have the opportunity to live the American Dream – the Dream built on hard work that has allowed me to be in this position running for the U.S. Senate today. Zip code should never determine opportunity for children across our nation.”
She concluded, “In the Senate, I will fight for parental rights, school choice, and getting the federal government out of the way of children’s success. Our campaign is surging because Alabamians know that I am the best candidate to fight for Alabama’s values, Alabama’s people, and Alabama’s future. Together, we will save the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children.”
Britt will face U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) in the June 21 GOP primary runoff election. The candidate that recieves the GOP nod will face Democratic Party nominee Will Boyd in the November 8 general election.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL