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Katie's forgettable comment

By Chris Peeks February 6th, 2022

The fight developing for the heart and soul of the Alabama Republican Party in the US Senate race has garnered my attention. After finding that quote by Sean Ross, I decided to dig deeper into Katie Britt. I wanted to know more about her, and it didn't take me long to find it.

An article from reporter Greg Garrison on January 4th this year handed her a softball question that she could have answered two ways and knocked it out of the park. I mean, this was a layup. First off, I can't tell you how incredibly stupid Mo Brooks looked up there that day, but that's beside the point. When asked if Mo should be held accountable for the January 6th riot at the Capitol, she gave one of the all-time great quotes that will go down in history. But unlike Kennedy's "Ask not what your country can do for you" quote, it will be more like Bill Clinton's "I did not inhale."

When asked, she could have responded, 'I'm not going to comment on that with an ongoing Congressional investigation,' or she could have said, "yeah, he incited a riot, and he needs to go to jail." Anything would have been better than what I'm about to tell you.

Are you ready for this? She replied, "the people who need to be held accountable are the ones who broke the law." Really? You don't say? Tell us more? Don't we arrest innocent people? What an awful answer, and it gets worse.

She further added, "I believe in personal responsibility; if you choose to break the law, then you should be held accountable." Uh, yeah. I think most people would support that. That answer sounds like a fifth-grader gave it, and she is running to be the next senator from Alabama?

I can't make this up. I should have started following this campaign a month ago. In two days, I have found stuff people should have pounced on. Oh well, there is always tomorrow!

Chris Peeks

Reporter and Columnist

Alabama Political Contributor

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