Last month, U.S. Senate Republicans for the 118th Congress elected current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to continue leading the Republican caucus in 2023 and beyond.
However, it was not without controversy. McConnell had an opponent in Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who chaired the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) this election cycle.
U.S. Sen.-elect Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) was a part of the selection process. Although she has not explicitly revealed who she supported, she seemed to indicate the process was positive during an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "Midday Mobile" on Thursday.
"I think what you're going to see is there was some really good discussions that occurred in the caucus meeting both days that I was up there for orientation," Britt said. "I think it was very healthy. I think many people were able to talk, without making it personal, talk about how do we achieve results for the American people. And I will tell you that is what I'm focused on when we get back. We have a leadership structure in place, but the beautiful thing about the Senate is that you have 100 senators who have the opportunity to really push stuff and can hold things up, can make their voice be heard — and that's what I plan on doing. There were some things that were very encouraging in those conversations where we talked about the debt, where we talked about where we are as a nation."
Alabama's soon-to-be junior U.S. Senator acknowledged there were differences among the caucus but said unity was needed to take on Democrats in Washington, D.C.
"While different people have different opinions about the way that all shook out, it is what it is at this point," Britt added. "I think we need to march forward together. We need to be unified and unified for the people of this country because they are depending on us to stand up, to stand firm, and to have a backbone of steel in fighting the Democrats about these disastrous policies. And rest assured, that is exactly what I plan on doing."
Britt also revealed she is 100th of 100 U.S. Senators in committee assignment choices but vowed to work through it to the best of her abilities.
Jeff Poor is the executive editor of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.
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