Should the United States Suspend Aid to Egypt? [POLL]
It’s not often that U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Senator McCain agree on foreign policy, but on Egypt they stand united. According to the Washington Post, both men and others want aid to Egypt halted.
Here’s a key part of McCain’s joint statement with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.):
“It is neither in our long-term national interest nor consistent with our values and laws to continue providing assistance at this time to Egypt’s interim government and military. We urge the Obama Administration to suspend U.S. assistance to Egypt and make clear to the current leadership of the country what steps we believe are necessary to halt Egypt’s descent into civil conflict and ultimately to restore our assistance relationship, which has historically served U.S. national security interests.”
And here’s what Paul had to say:
“While President Obama ‘condemns the violence in Egypt’, his Administration continues to send billions of taxpayer dollars to help pay for it. The law is very clear when a coup d’état takes place, foreign aid must stop, regardless of the circumstances. With more than 500 dead and thousands more injured this week alone, chaos only continues to grow in Egypt. So Mr. President, stop skirting the issue, follow the law, and cancel all foreign aid to Egypt.”
What do you think the U.S. should do about foreign aid to Egypt? Should it be halted until a stable government emerges? Let us know in today’s KFYO Poll of the Day.