On a media tour to promote her new book, “God Calls Us to Do Hard Things,” U.S. Sen. Katie Britt appeared on CBS Mornings on Monday and Fox & Friends on Tuesday for high profile interviews.
The book, released today, shares Britt’s story of growing up in Enterprise, “finding her path” at the University of Alabama and overcoming personal obstacles on a journey all the way to the U.S. Senate.
On Fox & Friends, Britt revealed that the name of the book was inspired by her daughter. When discussing a possible run for Senate with her children and the difficulties it would bring, Britt said her daughter had a simple response.
“She looked back at me and said, ‘well, Momma, doesn’t God call you to do hard things?’ And I think that message is important now more than ever – reaffirming the values that made this nation great.”
Britt said the book is about “telling life’s lessons.”
“A lot of times we see the peaks of peoples’ lives, particularly in the social media era. But in this book, I talk about my valleys because I believe that’s where God carves you up and, if you’re honest about how you got there, you’re more prepared to walk forward and share his purpose for you.”
The book is available on Amazon or wherever books are sold.
Britt also responded to current events, including the war in Gaza. At the top of the interview, she was asked about recent reports that several State Department staffers are expressing anger over President Joe Biden’s support for Israel as it responds to the October 7 terrorist attacks.
“It seems like they are following (former President) Barack Obama,” Britt said of the State staffers. “It’s completely and totally unacceptable. This is what happens when you have weakness in the White House, when you have a weak commander-in-chief.
“We’ve seen that we have protesters in the street, but to see that we have them in the State Department is alarming and unacceptable.”
On CBS Mornings Monday, Britt was asked about her fellow Sen. Tommy Tuberville, who has carried out a nine-month hold on military promotions in protest of the Pentagon’s post-Dobbs policy of paying for travel expenses for out-of-state abortions. The issue has divided Senate Republicans over how best to fight the Pentagon’s policy while also ensuring military stability.
Britt, who is staunchly pro-life, said she can’t control anyone’s actions but her own.
“Everyday I get up and work diligently in the United States Senate for the next generation and for the people of Alabama.”
As the interview concluded, Britt got caught up in a hasty, awkward exchange when host Tony Dokoupil asked if she’d be interested in being former President Donald Trump’s running mate should he secure the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
Britt demurred, saying she was focused on her Senate work and bringing back Trump-era policies that she believed were best for the country.
“Under President Trump, our border was more secure, we were more peaceful abroad.. ,” she said as the segment ran out of time.