Alabama Sen. Katie Britt rips Biden's immigration policy in GOP rebuttal to president's SOTU address

"Biden just didn't create this border crisis, he invited it" with his executive actions, Sen. Katie Britt said.
Katie Britt

Alabama Sen. Katie Britt delivered the official GOP response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech Thursday night, focusing on the border crisis.  

Biden mentioned issues with the border during his address on Capitol Hill.

Britt, 42, pointed out how Biden, 81, has been in political office longer than she has been alive.

She said that the American communities are less safe and secure under Biden.

Speaking from her kitchen table, Britt said that Biden had the most un-secure border of all time.

"Biden just didn't create this border crisis, he invited it" with his executive actions, she said.

Britt mentioned Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student who was recently found dead on the University of Georgia’s campus, allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant. She said that Riley was killed as a result of Biden’s border policies. 

Britt called on Biden to change his immigration and border policies to end murders of Americans by illegal immigrants. 

She also discussed the economy, and how high prices are affecting Americans. 

The Alabama senator said that the U.S. dollar doesn’t “go as far” as it used to. 

Britt added that communities aren’t safer with the defunding of police and criminals being let loose. 

Britt also discussed foreign affairs under Biden’s watch. She mentioned the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, and the war between Israel and Hamas. 

She said that the “commander-in-chief is not in command” as foreign leaders are aware of America’s difficulties. 

“Are you better off now than you were three years ago?” Britt asked Americans. She said the country “is at a crossroads,” but it “doesn’t have to be this way.” 

Britt noted that Americans have a choice in their country’s future. 

“America has been tested before, and every single time, we have emerged ... unbroken,” she said, noting that Americans across the nation's history took a stand amid difficulty. 

“We can reawaken the heroic spirit of a great nation,” Britt said. 

Because of Americans, “Despite the current state of our union, our best days are still ahead,” she concluded her speech. 

Britt is the first woman in Alabama's history to be elected to the Senate and the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the upper chamber.