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OUT OF HIS DEPTH: Morse Blames Americans — Not Vladimir Putin — for Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

In case you missed it, the American Independent reported that Chuck Morse, New Hampshire's Senate President and a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, told NH Today’s Chris Ryan last week that he blames Americans – not Vladimir Putin – for Russia invading Ukraine. It’s a clear example of Morse being out of his depth and failing to understand the threat Vladimir Putin poses to the United States and our allies. Morse has consistently struggled to answer basic questions about major policy issues, and just last month was unable to name one Supreme Court justice past or present who he admired. American Independent: New Hampshire Senate candidate blames Green New Deal authors for invasion of Ukraine Key Excerpts:

  • During his appearance on a New Hampshire talk radio program, host Chris Ryan asked Morse, "Do you feel that the U.S. response and the European Union response has been appropriate? And what do you think needs to be done — if not — what needs to be done differently?"

  • Morse responded: No, I don't think that's the response, and I wouldn't put boots on the ground from American soldiers. So, let me be clear, I've been talking about it for a long time now. The people that have created this New Green Deal [sic] own the responsibility for the fact that we're looking at a war right now. [...]

  • He also falsely claimed in a tweet last Tuesday that "Democrats push for the Green New Deal in every piece of legislation they possibly can."

  • Neither the Green New Deal nor the $9.5 trillion THRIVE Act it inspired has been passed into law. Russian President Vladimir Putin has made no mention of it in his explanation of why he has sent his military forces to invade their neighboring country.

  • In January, Dave Carney, Morse's general campaign strategist, posted a since-deleted comment about a story about a United Nations resolution condemning Holocaust denial, asking, "And again remind me how much money we pour down this rat hole each year? Anyone?"

  • Last year, national Republican leaders attempted to recruit New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu to mount a 2022 challenge to first-term Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH). Sununu opted instead to seek reelection, turned off by incumbent GOP senators' obstructionist approach.

  • Without Sununu in the race, GOP voters will have to choose between Morse and a handful of other Republican candidates in the September primary.

  • A Morse campaign spokesperson did not immediately respond to an inquiry for this story.

Read the full article from the American Independent.