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Alabama officials react to presidential debate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Republican officials seized on Thursday’s debate performance of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump and the “stark contrast” between the two.

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt tweeted as the debate ended, backing Trump and criticizing Biden for his “failed record.”

“The Biden-Harris experiment has failed,” Britt said in a later tweet. “It’s time to return strength to the White House.”

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tubberville took a sarcastic approach via Twitter.

Gov. Kay Ivey also congratulated Trump and pledged to vote for him in November.

“We live in the greatest country on Earth, and it’s up to us to keep it that way. The choice this November is clear. I look forward to casting my vote for President Trump to ensure our children, grandchildren and future generations have a strong future.”


In a statement after the debate, ALGOP Chairman John Wahl said Trump spoke directly to the American people, addressing their concerns, and showing his commitment to fighting for our country.

“He emphasized the urgent need to secure the southern border, defend individual liberty, and assist struggling families by reducing the cost of living,” Wahl said. “Trump articulated a vision of restoring the American dream through common-sense policies.

Alabama Democrats were less enthusiastic than their Republican counterparts, given Biden’s halting performance. But Tabitha Isner, vice-chair of the Alabama Democratic Party, defended Biden by pointing to the noted falsehoods in some of Trump’s statements.’s Kyle Whitmire, a leading progressive voice in Alabama politics, laid his frustrations bare on Twitter.

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