Democratic Opponent Says Special Forces Colonel “Not Qualified” for Congress

A retired Army colonel who served with the elite Special Forces — and who is now running for Congress — is being accused by his Democratic congressional opponent of being unqualified to serve in Congress.

Chris Perkins is running for the 11th congressional seat in Virginia, which encompasses the Washington, DC, suburbs and a large constituency of federal government employees. Perkins served most of his 24 years in uniform as an Army Green Beret overseas.

But incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly recently told The Washington Post, which has endorsed his candidacy, that Perkins’ military service makes him unqualified to hold federal office because he has not been civically engaged in the 11th District.


In response, Perkins says Connolly has been bragging about his career in government.

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  • Homer

    A military man is always qualified to serve in the govt in all capacities! Military trianing doesn’t make you perfect but it gives you an idea how things can be when you have to prepare for war all the time! If anyonme in congress has been there for more than 2 terms, they NEED to get voted out! Change the course of this nation back again to “The Old Paths” Jeremiah 6:16 KJV

  • marineh2ominer

    Col. Perkins is probably too honest to be included in the Washington political arena , but then honesty isn’t anything understood by the demonrats . I guess connelly doesn’t feel George Washington was qualified , or Grant , or Eisenhower . Every time a demonrat speaks they show their ignorance

  • Carol-Christian Soldier

    “…military service makes him unqualified to hold federal office because he has not been civically engaged…”

    REALLY-!!!

    Really!!!

    the word the young people I know would retort–

    An special forces veteran has not been civically engaged…
    REALLY!
    C-CS

  • CaptTurbo

    So, this Patriot is not qualified for Congress yet a community dis-organizer is qualified to be President? Baaahahahaa!!! You libtards are something!

  • Jim

    And just what experience did Obamalamadingdong have to serve as president?