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-- John McCain's -- into the US to stop giving military aid Egypt saying the military's not abiding by the people's vote.
That the president that actually put president we're seeing Intel office the Obama administration is watching this on going situation very closely -- proceeding cautiously.
California Democrat congressman -- Jeff joins us now along with Florida Republican congressman trait -- -- They are with us -- -- -- you both thank you could be with you.
-- congressman chip I'll start with you what do you think of John McCain is a decision he said it was a long hard thought outline but says for now we need to stop -- -- Egypt's.
Well I think he's right I think this was a popular too but nonetheless -- military to and I think legally required to suspend our aid.
It is our only -- real leverage in Egypt -- so I think the congress ministry issued no need to work together to provide some vehicle.
To allow a resumption of that aid when they restore the democratically elected government.
I think the administration is right not to pick sides here.
But we ought to be pushing for the release of journalist for the release of opposition figures.
And a swift return to a democratic process.
But obviously very difficult tense situation I think we can be a restraining influence on the the violence there.
But but I think mistress is right we don't want to pick sides.
But we do have to fall the law that means at least for they've meanwhile a system -- suspension of RA and.
Cumbersome cradle witty come down on this because there's another school of thought that if we stop the -- -- military we lose one -- the only connections the US has two trying to be able to push them towards stability into.
Getting those elections scheduled ready to well.
Think that we can maintain a strong relationship with the military.
I agree with representative Schiff I agree with Senator McCain here that we should suspend the eight.
Until the people need to do a few things including their leadership stepping up and saying that they're gonna restore their constitution they're gonna have free people a free press.
And ultimately free free economics to work with us we want opportunity and prosperity for Egypt.
It's much as anyone in this is where I also agree with representative Schiff who a few years ago before I came to congress sponsors of legislation when now Mubarak was being moved.
To reach out through legislative means -- that we want.
To share our economy.
To make sure that we have a free prosperous Egypt and we're willing to work with you legislatively but we need to understand -- -- things number one.
Egyptians know what's best for Egypt and number two we cannot be the police of the world.
But we can work with you where it's appropriate.
Accounts and -- how worried are you bite the signs that -- -- holding in the streets there.
Feeling that the US is taking sides they don't trust the US taking the US is behind this ouster of -- And that their point fingers of blame us.
Well it's very popular to be anti US no matter where you are -- the political spectrum in Egypt that's unfortunate reality that's been true for really decades.
A but I think administration has to remain a neutral in terms of not trying to pick the winners and losers here.
Because you know I think all these parties can be around for some time the future government is gonna have to be inclusive.
Which means that the Muslim Brotherhood much as we might not like it is -- -- have some role in Egypt.
-- so I think we have to be very careful is gonna subject -- to criticism.
No matter what we do after all this is the conspiracy.
Capital of the world in the Middle East -- in Egypt.
So we're gonna have to confront that about the same time we want to make crystal clear.
Our support for democracy our support for a free press our support for.
Restoration of what the popularly elected government and a constitution that's inclusive.
And that's where I think we can -- and play -- a -- role.
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