Senate kills amendment to ban US sending weapons to Egypt
Sen. Rand Paul sounds off
- Duration 4:39
- Date Jan 31, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul sounds off
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Protests raging in Egypt amid warnings that.
Could collapse still lawmakers in Washington just killing an amendment that would have banned the transfer a fighter jets and tanks from the US stagnation.
Rand Paul the senator behind that amendment senator thanks for joining us now now the amendment that you that you want -- It failed today tell us about the amendment to what what we try to do.
This amendment would have stopped the transfer of F sixteens and of Abrams tanks to Egypt you know you seen those pictures of tens if not hundreds of thousands of people riding in the street does that look like a stable country do you.
Combine that with some of the comments by president -- That -- translated to say that Jews were blood suckers and descendants of apes in case it doesn't sound like a country we should be sending our most advanced weapons to.
I don't understand the other side.
The other side up here I think just they're so used to doing one thing there -- so used to having unlimited money.
And they're so used to the fact that they think we should hire friends they just keep doing the same thing but I think it's wrong senator but so many people -- in the streets and what are we doing.
We can barely -- our own bills were sending F sixteens.
To Egypt and we're not even sure what Mohammed Morrissey is is he Muslim Brotherhood.
New -- the old faction what is -- When here's the thing is is that if you polled this question I think 80% of the people -- -- me that we shouldn't be sending weapons Egypt.
But if you take a vote up here at 80% of the senators voted against me.
But that shows you how out of touch they are in Washington.
It also is a good reason while we ought to have term limits because frankly these guys just don't get it senator what what what what's the what's -- point why did they vote against your amendment banning these F -- we need to make sure the country stay stable as -- is that the is that they're selling point.
Some people see it as a make work project they say oh we give them money they'll buy weapons from us -- that creates jobs.
But if that were true why don't we give all -- countries around the world money to buy our cars to -- -- a lot of American cars.
We just print up money send it to other countries and -- of our products.
But then some of them say well they won't let -- -- the Suez Canal.
My response to that is they should want us to use the Suez Canal because there are fees for going through the Suez Canal.
They should want to be participating in trade because we send them -- because they can't feed themselves so we don't have to pay England to be our friend why don't have to pay.
Egypt to be our friend and I think before we send -- anything they should act like our friend.
And not burn our flag and let a mob.
Get on top of our embassy and chant death to America and he's a huge mistake to send them -- senator I'm guessing that one of the country's that is very concerned about sending F sixteens to Egypt would be.
Israel where the pro Israel.
These studies at six he's -- ahead.
It's quite interesting I've -- that I've talked to a lot of the -- a lot of people think there's only one pro Israel lobbying.
There is one dominant -- but there's many others and there's also members of these groups and I guarantee if I went to any of their general membership meetings.
The pro Israel Americans are with me on this issue.
But they need to call their leadership because many of your pro Israel groups are lobbying against me in Washington.
They're lobbying for sending weapons to a country that very well could be an enemy and Egypt I mean in -- of Israel and has been an enemy of Israel.
And I think of their membership -- That these people were -- -- conspiring in Washington to send more weapons to Egypt and then Israel has to have -- more weapons times to.
I think most pro Israel Americans would be upset to find out coming their lobbying groups are lobbying against Israel's -- -- -- point the one I've been thinking of -- a pack.
If I'm not mistaken they were in favor of these F sixteens going.
To Egypt is that right.
-- you better ask them directly because that's been a little bit murky today we've been trying to pin that down.
-- job my understanding -- phone calls were made from a -- lobbying for weapons to be sent to Egypt.
So if you're a member of a -- -- new prize our friendship with Israel as I do I think you need to call your -- -- there and say.
What -- the -- score on guys why would you want to send planes to Egypt.
To president -- -- an anti semite who doesn't believe in the Holocaust.
So I think their leadership doesn't -- -- present their membership.
And we plan on trying to get that member that word out to sit -- Paul thank you so much for joining us today.