Katie Britt, the youngest GOP woman elected to the U.S. Senate, disavowed Biden's State of the Union

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Senate. Katie Britt attends a lunch with Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC on February 27.

Alabama Sen. Katie Britt, the youngest Republican woman elected to the U.S. Senate, criticized President Biden and his administration on the border, the state of the U.S. economy, and crime and security issues when she delivered the GOP's rebuff to President Joe Biden's state. Union address.

“President Biden doesn't get it — he's out of touch. Under his administration, families are worse off, our communities are less safe and our country is less safe,” the senator said in his remarks Thursday evening from his kitchen table in Alabama.

Biden delivered the annual presidential remarks before a joint session of Congress on Thursday evening. Opponents' responses to presidential speeches have been an annual tradition since the Reagan era. According to the Senate's website.

GOP leaders say the 42-year-old Britt is a leading voice among a new generation of Republican lawmakers in an effort to differentiate between the Alabama senator and Biden. Senior President 81. Republicans often point to the president's age and argue that Biden should not seek a second term, although at 77 Trump is only a few years younger.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement last week that Britt would offer a “different perspective” to Biden's efforts to convince the American people to open borders to “historic inflation, rampant crime, a retreat on the world stage and new functionalism. Naturally.”

“Senator Katie Britt is an unrelenting optimist, and as one of our nation's youngest senators, she is wasting no time in being a leading voice to secure a strong American future and leave behind years of failures by Washington Democrats,” McConnell added. Report.

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Britt was first elected in 2022, becoming the first woman elected to the Senate from Alabama. with Trump's endorsementHe succeeds retiring Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, who previously served as chief of staff.

Britt's state has been at the center of national headlines recently after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled last month Frozen embryos are babies And those who destroy them can be held liable for wrongful death—an action found to be in violation on IVF and spurred several GOP lawmakers They distance themselves From the end. CNN reports that some providers in the state have restarted Some in vitro fertilization services on Thursday, the day after the state's governor signed a new bill aimed at protecting IVF patients and providers from legal liability imposed on them by a state Supreme Court ruling.

This story and topic have been updated with additional improvements.

CNN's Kaitlan Collins, Lauren Mascarenhas and Isabel Rosales contributed to this report.

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