Katie Britt to join Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Cindy Hyde-Smith in visit to Southern Border

Katie Britt

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn will lead an all-female delegation to the Del Rio Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border on January 9 and 10. Sen. Blackburn will be joined by U.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Katie Britt to examine what Blackburn called “the disastrous effects of [Joe] Biden’s border crisis” firsthand.

“President Biden created a humanitarian and national security crisis at our southern border. He ended Remain in Mexico, terminated the safe third country agreements, and pushed to end Title 42. All the while, deportations have dropped to the lowest levels in ICE history,” said Senators Blackburn, Hyde-Smith, and Britt in a joint statement. “Under the Biden Administration, drug cartels have been emboldened to take advantage of innocent women and children for sexual and monetary gain. Human trafficking has skyrocketed from a $500 million business in 2018 to a $13 billion complex industry. President Biden’s failure to secure the border is resulting in countless innocent victims being sexually abused and killed. Over the last two years, drug overdose deaths – largely driven by fentanyl – have become the leading cause of death for adults 18 – 45 years old. It’s time to enforce the rule of law and secure our border.”

Blackburn came to Alabama to campaign for Britt during the general election. Britt and Blackburn both spoke about the chaos on the southern border at that event and pledged to journey there if Britt was elected to the Senate.

“It’s an honor to have Senator Marsha Blackburn on hand to outline how important this upcoming General Election is,” Britt said. “We are looking forward to visiting with everyone and discussing what’s at stake on November 8. It’s time to send a message loud and clear to Washington, D.C. that we’ve had enough of President Biden’s radical agenda that puts hardworking Alabama families last, whether it is generationally high inflation, a historic border crisis or the devastating flood of fentanyl into our communities. This is the Year of the Parent, and people across our great state know that our future is on the ballot. Together, we will preserve the American Dream for our children and our children’s children.”

Also on Thursday President Joe Biden announced that he was going to the southern border for the first time in his presidency.

Biden said he will visit El Paso, Texas, “to assess border enforcement operations, meet with the local officials and community leaders and the folks at the border sending me what they need that they don’t have.”

The Senators will meet with federal, state, and local law enforcement to see the impact of the border crisis firsthand. The Senators will also meet with local landowners and those who have been victimized by the Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers.

Katie Boyd Britt was sworn into office on the Senate floor on Tuesday.

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