July 03, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today responded to the political demonstrations that have led to the political instability in Egypt and forced Egyptian President Morsi to step down and allow what looks like an interim government take his place until democratic Presidential and Parliamentary elections are able to take place.
“Since President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood assumed power in Egypt, they have continued to oppress minority political opposition and have failed to bring stability to the country through strengthening the economy or providing basic government services to its people,” said Inhofe.
“Essentially, Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have done nothing to benefit the people of Egypt, and until the promises to the Egyptian people and the international community have been met, he and the Muslim Brotherhood are unfit to govern. The Egyptian military understands the importance of maintaining peace and stability, and I applaud their efforts to assist the people of Egypt during this interim transfer of power, and their efforts to protect and assist the citizens of Egypt during this recent instability.”