U.S. Senator Katie Britt, R-Alabama, has endorsed former President Donald Trump for his presidential re-election campaign.
Britt’s endorsement was expressed in an op-ed with Yellowhammer News. In the article, Britt argues that America was more secure and thriving during Trump’s presidency, and that Biden has turned the “American Dream into a nightmare” for families. She stated that Trump’s record proves he is the candidate capable of preserving the American Dream.
“One candidate has already proven he’s more than up for the job – because he’s done the job successfully,” Britt wrote. “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.”
Britt specifically mentioned and blamed Biden for inflation, illegal border crossings, and high fentanyl deaths. She also gave her backing to Trump several hours before the Republican presidential debate hosted in Tuscaloosa, which Trump did not attend, as he has not participated in any GOP debates.
With Britt’s endorsement, Trump now has the support of all members of Alabama’s GOP delegation in Congress. The other members announced their support for Trump in August, before the former president spoke at an Alabama GOP dinner event. This dinner occurred one day after Trump pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he attempted to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump currently faces four criminal indictments totaling 91 charges.
In August, much attention was given to Britt not endorsing Trump along with her fellow GOP Congress members. At the time, Britt cited her position on the Republican National Committee Advisory Council as the reason she had not yet endorsed any candidate.
Trump endorsed Britt during her candidacy in the 2022 GOP Senate primary after turning against Mo Brooks, who had told Trump supporters to move past the 2020 presidential election results.