Chris Carney Discusses Border Issues
Chris Carney offered commentary for The Hill article “Democrats up pressure on White House over migrants and the border.” The piece examines how the White House is coming under increasing scrutiny for its attempts to manage migrant crossings at the southern border from a surprising source: Democratic allies.
Speaking on the issues, Chris said Democrats in 2024 won’t abandon the president over the issue. “The rapid inflow of asylum seekers has stressed resources in cities and states around the nation, and it’s understandable that governors and mayors are asking for assistance from the federal government. But does this mean Biden’s political allies will abandon him? No. The alternative is worse.”
The article also looked at how Biden allies and blue-state Democrats agree that outreach to the White House about the migrant situation is warranted and that the lines of communication, with or without Congress, need to stay open. Commenting on this, Chris added, “It’s important that the Biden administration do all it can to assist states and cities being impacted by the wave of asylum seekers…If I were a governor or mayor, I’d ask the White House for help too.”
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).