Chris Carney Discusses Biden’s Comments on Putin
Chris Carney was quoted in The Hill article “Biden Muddies Line With Vladimir Putin.” In the article, commenting on President Biden’s declaration that Putin “cannot remain in power,” Chris noted Biden’s comment was an emotional response after having spent time visiting with Ukrainian refugees.
“When he gave the speech looking into the faces of those children, one could be sympathetic of the view of how could you let Putin impact the lives of these children like he has?” He added, “It’s not surprising actually, he is the commander in chief, but he is also the empathizer in chief. Certainly in his mind, the interactions he had with the Ukrainian refugee children, I think that he wanted to assure them that he was on their side and Putin is not.”
Chris represented Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District for two terms and was a tenured professor of political science specializing in international relations at Penn State University. Prior to running for Congress, he worked at the Pentagon for four years on strategic analysis of the global terrorist threat, ran the Department of Defense’s Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group (PCTEG) and was the “Special Projects” intelligence officer for two tours during Operation Southern Watch. Chris received a Presidential appointment as a Commissioner on the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) and served as a Senior Intelligence Specialist for the National Aviation Intelligence Integration Office (NAI2O).