Senator Katie Britt (R-AL) expressed her hope that Donald Trump will end the border crisis if elected president in 2024.
Britt appeared on Kudlow to explain his endorsement of Trump. The first-term senator endorsed the former president on Wednesday ahead of the fourth Republican debate, in which Trump did not participate. However, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy came out on stage, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is not qualified for the debate.
Britt’s endorsement stems from a concern for border security, he said. The senator visited the southern border three times during his first two months in office despite Alabama’s lack of proximity.
“I heard about rape victims, I heard about children being recycled, men becoming indentured servants,” Britt said of her visits. “We know people aren’t living an American dream, they’re living an American dream.”
Britt criticized the Biden administration as being ignorant of the dangers of what he called an open border because “we know the Biden administration has no idea who’s coming to the border.”
“We know Donald Trump will secure the border,” Britt said. “He’s going to roll back the rest of the policy in Mexico. He’s going to make sure that we finish building the physical barriers, building the wall, putting in the technological barriers that will keep our country safe.
“At a time when we have more deaths from fentanyl than ever before, the leading cause of death among those between the ages of 18 and 45, I, for one, am sick of sitting across from mothers and fathers who have lost of their loved ones from fentanyl poisoning,” Britt continued. “We know President Trump is going to end this, and he’s going to do it like he said on day one.”Trump endorsed Britt ahead of his first senatorial election in 2022, which he easily won.
The former president remains a big leader in the polls for the GOP presidential nomination despite various accusations against him, from mishandling classified documents to subverting the 2020 presidential election. He pleaded not guilty to all 91 felony charges against him.