Katie Britt, former CEO and president of the Business Council of Alabama, condemned Congress’ $40 billion Ukraine aid package and told Breitbart News that Congress should ‘finish building the wall’ or ‘deal with the shortage formula” before helping Ukraine.
Host Matthew Boyle opened the interview by talking about Britt’s recent rise in the polls, which she attributed to her “energy” and “passion” for America First.
Britt, former chief of staff to outgoing Alabama Senator Richard Shelby (right), said:
It is clear on the election campaign that people want new blood. They want new blood, they want fresh blood, they want someone who will get things done in Washington, they want someone who will really move the American agenda first. They are tired of people talking about it and saying the right things without actually doing anything. And they want someone with the passion, the drive, the fire and the smarts to really move our country forward.
“And so it’s that energy, that passion, that excites people, and that got us going in this race,” she added.
The pair discussed the recent $40 billion relief package sent by Congress to Ukraine and highlighted better ways to spend taxpayers’ money. Britt said Congress should have acted on the current formula shortage or finished building the wall before sending money to Ukraine.
“And let me tell you, I’m all about helping and supporting the Ukrainian people against Russia, but we have to be smart about it,” Britt said. “We have too many Yes men and women and politicians in DC who simply do as they are told instead of asking the tough questions.”
She applauded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for being one of the only members of Congress to oppose this massive Ukrainian aid package.
“If you have 40 billion dollars, what would you do? You would complete the construction of the wall. First and foremost, you would manage the shortage of infant formula so that we are not in crisis so that the moms and dads of this country are not in crisis,” Britt said. “Unfortunately, we have far too many people in DC whose last time they had to feed a child was 62 years ago.”
Britt added that the best thing America can do for Ukraine is “reignite American energy.”
“What we should be doing right now is investing in outsourcing our manufacturers, you know, you look at semiconductors, you look at drugs, 90% of our antibiotics are made in China,” he said. – she continued. “I mean, who thinks that’s a good idea, Matt?” And look at the medical equipment and stuff, but unfortunately our leaders don’t take the time to look at it and say, “How can we best help Ukraine?” Yes, let’s give them the resources they need. But let’s do it smartly and strategically. And I keep saying that the best thing we can do for Ukraine, the best thing we can do for the world, is to restart American energy.
Boyle asked Britt what she would do to move the Senate in the right direction if she were in office.
“Well, first of all, we need people who are ready to stand up and fight, you know, you have to create the conversations, you have to ask the questions, you can’t be afraid, you can’t not follow to get along,” she said. “You must remember that you are here to serve our nation and to serve the people of your state. We must continue to look for ways to prioritize the America.
Britt compared putting America first to being on a plane and putting on your mask first before helping others.
“It’s pretty simple, isn’t it? You know, someone was saying America first. And they were kinda in my face about it. And I said I’m standing there above. And we were talking about, you know, when you’re on the plane, right?” Britt said. “And they say if something’s wrong, put your mask on first before to put on someone else’s, right? And we still don’t put our mask on first.
The conversation turned to immigration when Britt explained the impact of unfettered immigration on the US economy. She identified many ways immigration hurts the economy and called out her opponent, Mike Durant, for saying more immigration is an “America First” policy.
Britt called for the reinstatement of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and explained that former Senator Ted Kennedy’s Immigration and Naturalization Act triggered the increase in mass migration to the United States. United.
“If we don’t look at our immigration system, we can never drive up American wages and send Americans and their families to prosperity,” she said. “And so you have to go back to the Ted Kennedy Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, that’s when you can see American wages go down, you can see the composition of what’s happening to our nation changing right there. And that broke, as you know, the cap on the number of immigrants that could come here. It also created chain migration, which I think we need to end.
Britt cited Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) RAISE Act as a good example of America’s first immigration policy.
“So if you take a look at Senator Tom Cotton’s RAISE Act, great. You plan to reduce the number of immigrants allowed to enter the country by 50%,” she said. “You end the chain migration system, you create a merit-based system, like you see in Canada and Australia, so that America accepts immigrants who will actually increase our average salary base, not will reduce it.”
Britt also called on big tech companies to “displace our workers” by replacing US-trained workers with foreigners.
“And we see it, especially in the STEM field where big tech is displacing our workers, our educated American workers, with foreign workers, paying them less and driving down wages that our American workers should be lowering,” Britt said.
She also called on the Senate to pass complementary legislation to Rep. Jim Banks’ U.S. Technology Workforce Act (R-IN), which would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform the visa program. H–1B that big tech companies use to maintain their foreign-born workforce.
Boyle noted that Britt and Republican Senate candidate from Ohio, JD Vance, are the only two candidates to discuss the different visas that big tech companies operate. Britt said she and Vance are the “new blood” voters want to see in office.
Britt concluded the interview by emphasizing the importance of an American-first program and its impact on the country.
“I think someone said it best to me the other day, they said, ‘Democrats are awake, but Republicans are finally awake.’ And we see what’s in front of us. We know America’s and America’s first agenda is working. I mean, we’ve seen it under President Trump, we’ve seen, you know, the importance of building the wall and having the right kind of immigration policy, looking at the courts I mean, and making sure we had good conservative judges in the courts and understanding that you don’t do the law, you interpret the law. And now we see the effects of it firsthand,” she continued.
“And so I’m excited to build this coalition. You know, we’re working hard across the state for the grassroots candidate. Literally, we’re all over this state. Nobody’s going to work harder,” Britt concluded. “And I’m going to bring that same work ethic, that same passion, that same energy to the United States Senate. We’re actually going to get something done.”
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