In the Senate, Senator and chair of the Senate appropriations Subcommittee on the State Department and Foreign Operations Patrick Leahy (D-VT) warned that “the United States must reconsider its $1.5 billion in annual military and economic assistance to Egypt,” arguing that while the Egyptian military says it has “no intent or desire to govern…in the meantime, our law is clear: U.S. aid is cut off when a democratically elected government is deposed by military coup or decree.”
[ed notes:funny they didnt do that in Honduras,Paraguay,etc...
Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) praised the maneuver by the Egyptian military, and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) criticized the United States’ continued support of the Morsi’s government the day before his ouster, calling the “array of secular and liberal Egyptians, moderate Muslims, Christians – and what the opposition says is a broad sector of the general public that has turned against the Islamists” protesting against Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood “an Egypt more favorable or in line with American interests.” Elliott Abrams reflected on the events, saying “U.S. law now requires that we suspend all aid to Egypt. We should not try to escape that law; coups are a bad thing and in principle we should oppose them.”
McCain calls Morsi ouster a coup d’etat, urges blocking aid Daniel Strauss, The Hill, Jul 7 2013
John McCain called the ouster of Morsi a coup d’etat and pressed the Obama administration to suspend aid to the country on Sunday. McCain said on CBS’s Face the Nation:
It was a coup, and it was the second time in two and a half years that we have seen the military step in. Reluctantly, I believe that we have to suspend aid until such time as there is a new constitution and a free and fair election. Morsi was a terrible president, their economy is in terrible shape thanks to their policies, but the fact is the US should not be supporting this coup. And it’s a tough call.[ed notes:let us not forget it was a us backed coup wich removed mubarak to begin with(he had outlived his purpose),and cutting military aid to egypt would affect military industrial complexs profit margins of course,wich these zionists promoted even when mubarak was their main ally in power..so whats it tell us,when they now propose cutting military aid?if they do then they back the mb regime,if not then itys just empty rethoric..they have dual stakes at hand...mursi serves to discredit political Islam,and the state dept funds the secularists,moderates,puppets,next up to bat for them,or it backs military junta wich also is closely guided by washington!!!