The Obama administration's plans to release $450 million in U.S. aid to Egypt have been put on hold by a member of Congress who insists the relationship between the two countries requires more scrutiny before aid to Cairo is resumed.
"This proposal comes to Congress at a point when the U.S.-Egypt relationship has never been under more scrutiny, and rightly so," Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas, pictured) said in a written statement Friday. "I am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and I cannot support it at this time," said Granger, who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations.
U.S.-Egyptian relations have been unsettled since the overthrow in 2011 of the decades-long rule of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime U.S. ally. The new government drew Washington's disapproval this year by suppressing democracy advocates, including members of three...
Go get 'em honey! See, I can say nice things about Republicans! As an Woman of the Year of Israel put it, Who Lost Egypt? Apparently, yet another woman named Hillary, should look at the answer given by Caroline. Wow! a pro-feminist response if ever I made one.