In an interview with Fox News on the sidelines of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), McFarland reacted to the president’s speech Thursday morning.
The president announced additional sanctions on Russia, and the deployment of an additional 7,000 U.S. troops to Germany—while maintaining that U.S. forces will not fight in Ukraine.
“Great words. No big deeds,” McFarland said of Biden’s speech. “The only thing that really matters—the only thing that would affect Russian behavior—is to kick them out of the international banking system, and he wouldn’t do it. Why? Because the Germans and the French and the Italians—nobody wants to go along with it. Why? Because they all rely on Russian energy, Russian oil and natural gas.”