Calls to cut U.S. aid to Egypt gained steam Sunday as members of Congress on both sides of the aisle urged the Obama administration to suspend support in the aftermath of deadly clashes between the military and Islamist protesters.
Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, accused the White House of failing to follow through on a threat to cut off aid in the event of a coup. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, was deposed by the military in early July after he granted himself unlimited powers.
â€œWe have no credibility. Thatâ€™s the problem,â€ Mr. McCain said on CNNâ€™s â€œState of the Union.â€ â€œWe know the administration called the Egyptians and said, â€˜Look, if you do a coup, weâ€™re going have to cut off aid because thatâ€™s the law. We have to comply with the law.â€™ This administration did not do that after threatening to do so.â€
President Obama announced Thursday from his vacation spot on Marthaâ€™s Vineyard that he had canceled joint military exercises, but he has resisted freezing the $1.3 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt.
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