‘That was freaking awful’: Internet shreds Sen Katie Britt over her GOP rebuttal to Biden’s State of the Union speech

‘That was freaking awful’: Internet shreds Sen Katie Britt over her GOP rebuttal to Biden’s State of the Union speech
Alabama Senator Katie Britt delivered the GOP’s response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address (@senkatiebritt/Instagram, Getty Images)

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA: Senator Katie Britt, a Republican from Alabama, is a recent addition to the United States Senate. She has been garnering significant attention for her response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address on Thursday, March 7.

At the age of 42, Senator Britt is the youngest Republican woman to have ever been elected to the upper chamber and her rise to prominence is of particular note in a party where older men tend to dominate, historically speaking.


 
 
 
 
 
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Britt is a mother of two children who are still enrolled in middle and high school, according to a report by USA Today.

In a statement released before her speech, she emphasized that the Republican Party is the party of "hard-working parents and families".

Tracing Sen Katie Britt’s ascent to political prominence

“President Biden is out of touch and off the pace — and the consequences are endangering America’s future,” the Alabama Republican said.

“I’m looking forward to sharing our positive vision to secure the American Dream for generations to come.”

Sen Britt sits on the important Senate Appropriations Committee, the Rules Committee, and the Banking, Housing, and Urban Development Committee.



 

Britt commenced her career in politics as a press secretary in the office of former Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, before pursuing a law degree and becoming a practicing attorney.

After over a decade, Britt returned to Shelby's staff to serve as his Chief of Staff and later as the president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama.

During the 2022 Senate election, Britt received an endorsement from former President Donald Trump after he withdrew his support for her Republican primary opponent, former US Rep Mo Brooks.


 
 
 
 
 
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Initially, Trump opposed Britt due to her receiving funding from a super PAC aligned with Sen Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky). However, he later supported her campaign when polls indicated that she had a significant lead over Brooks.

In 2023, Britt was sworn in as Alabama's first female senator, succeeding her former boss.

Britt articulated Republican priorities in response to President Biden's State of the Union address. Delivering the rebuttal to the President's annual speech is perceived as an opportunity for rising stars to establish their prominence.


 
 
 
 
 
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Britt's speech comes after the Alabama high court issued a ruling that caused concern and controversy among patients and doctors.

The court decreed that frozen embryos utilized in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are children and are entitled to legal protections under state law.

As a result, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and other facilities in the state suspended some infertility treatments due to concerns about criminal liability associated with handling embryos.


 
 
 
 
 
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Republicans expressed their support for IVF and urged the Alabama state legislature to guarantee that families can continue to use IVF without fears of legal issues.

Britt also expressed her support for IVF, stating that she identifies as "pro-life" and believes that life commences at conception.

However, she also stated that "defending life and ensuring continued access to IVF services for loving parents are not mutually exclusive".

Internet trolls Senator Katie Britt following her GOP rebuttal to SOTU speech

People on X mocked the Alabama Republican for delivering an unsettling, manufactured response to Thursday's presidential address.

One X user remarked: "A woman being held hostage in a suburban kitchen apparently."



 

Another user wrote: "They put her in the kitchen? But of course that’s where magats think women belong."



 

Another user said: "As a Trump supporter who chooses to be an independent...that was freaking AWFUL. She was channeling Sally Struthers and man, if that's what Republicans have to offer...ugh. They are in trouble."



 

One user claimed: "LOL what a hack job THAT was. It was THE latest ridiculous maga attempts at their BS messaging lies. And what's with the HAT. The entire thing was weird and ridiculous."



 

Finally, this user tweeted: "So phony & spoke like a rehearsed stepford wife … Egads, she is sooooo out of touch!"



 

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