Biden spokesperson blasts AlabamaSen Katie Britt

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Biden spokesman blasts Alabama Sen. Katie Britt

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U.S.Sen Katie Britt (R-AL) speaks at an interview on border security at the U.S.

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The White House on Sunday knockedSen Katie Britt, R-Al, for misrepresenting her discuss sex trafficking to attack President Joe Biden’s border policy.

“Instead of telling more debunked lies to justify opposing the toughest bipartisan border legislation in modern history, Senator Britt should stop choosing human smugglers and fentanyl traffickers over our national security and the Border Patrol Union,” White House Spokesman Andrew Bates stated in a declaration.

The White House signed up with a chorus of Britt critics. The Alabama senator has actually been commonly slammed, consisting of by some on the right, for picking to provide her counterclaim to Biden’s State of the Union from her kitchen and for her often-theatrical tone throughout the speech.

Britt took a lot more heat after independent reporter Jonathan Katz very first exposed her for recycling a 20- year-old anecdote about a victim of sex trafficking and providing it as an outcome of the present administration’s border policy.

Sean Ross, Britt’s representative, on Saturday rejected any accusations of misstatement.

“The story Senator Britt told was 100% correct,” Ross stated in a declaration to CNBC onSaturday “But there are more innocent victims of that kind of disgusting, brutal trafficking by the cartels than ever before right now.”

Britt on Sunday doubled down on that rejection. She argued that in her counterclaim she explained that the female who was the focus of her remarks had actually experienced sex trafficking years previously throughout her youth, which it had actually not occurred throughout the Biden administration.

“I very clearly said I spoke to a woman who told me about when she was trafficked when she was 12. So I didn’t say a teenager. I didn’t say a young woman — a grown woman, a woman who was trafficked when she was 12,” Britt stated on “Fox News Sunday.”

In her State of the Union counterclaim, Britt referrals “a woman” who “had been sex trafficked by the cartels starting at the age of 12.”

During the speech, she did not clarify that the criminal offense took place years earlier which the female was no longer being sex trafficked.

The victim, Karla Jacinto Romero, experienced sex trafficking from 2004 to 2008 inMexico Katz and a chorus of online critics berated Britt for providing Jacinto Romero’s story as if it took place in the U.S. under Biden’s watch.

Britt stated Sunday that she was utilizing the story to contrast Biden’s very first 100 days with her own very first 100 days in workplace, throughout which she stated she went to the border 3 times to fulfill drug cartel victims.

NBC’s Saturday Night Live spoofed Britt’s speech on Saturday, indicating her deceptive use of Jacinto Romero’s story: “Rest assured every detail about it is real except the year, where it took place and who was president when it happened,” starlet Scarlett Johansson stated playing Britt in the parody.

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