To fund or not to fund: Congress bickers on Egypt


Congress can’t find consensus on the fate of $1.5 billion that the United States gives to Egypt, with some saying keep the status quo and others saying, no, the America people should not be funneling money to a country that’s just underwent a military coup.

Sens. Bob Corker and Jack Reed said on “Fox News Sunday” that funding should continue. But Sen. John McCain said the aid should be cut back, and he’s generating a following on Capitol Hill among lawmakers who see the need to suspend payments.

“It was a coup,” Mr. McCain said, Newsmax reported. “And it was the second time in two-and-a-half years that we have seen the military step in. It’s a strong indicator of the lack of American leadership and influence.”

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