Senator Bob Corker, (R-Tn.), and ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee, on Wednesday made the following statement on the situation in Egypt:
“The U.S. should support the aspirations of the Egyptian people seeking a peaceful, secure, and inclusive government. In determining the future of U.S. assistance, the administration should look at the regional picture with our vital national security interests in mind. Our long-standing cooperation with Egypt, which is essential for stability in the region, should remain a priority.
If necessary, I believe Congress would stand ready to work with the administration to address any restrictions that stand in the way.”