Earlier this month, U.S. hopeful Katie Britt's record as Student Government Association president at the University of Alabama was raised by her opponents for her failure to veto an SGA Senate resolution that called for the campus health center to offer the morning-after pill.
Although the Britt campaign denied her inaction was an endorsement of the morning-after pill or abortion, it was used against her by her opponent U.S. Army veteran Mike Durant in an attack ad.
Monday, during an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Britt called the claim a "blatant lie" and proclaimed she was the "best" to protect Christian conservative values.
"You know, Jeff, it is always disturbing and discouraging to see how desperate these campaigns get, and particularly just blatant lies that they're comfortable telling," Britt said. "To your point about student government -- obviously, when you work in student government, your job is to look at parking for students, to talk about student housing to what was going on in the different eating venues on campus, you know, trying to get Chick-fil-As and all that kind of stuff.
"When you're working hard there, it is interesting to see people distort and make up things that are just blatantly false and then try to utilize those in a campaign. I am disappointed in that, but it is what it is, and I know that the truth will ultimately prevail. And people know I am the best to protect their Christian conservative values. They know that I am 100% pro-life. I believe life begins at conception. People know that I am 100% pro-Second Amendment, that I have taken the pledge to never vote to raise their taxes as their next United States Senator."
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