WASHINGTON – U. S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement on the situation in Egypt.
“The U.S. should support the aspirations of the Egyptian people seeking a peaceful, secure, and inclusive government. In determining the future of U.S. assistance, the administration should look at the regional picture with our vital national security interests in mind. Our long-standing cooperation with Egypt, which is essential for stability in the region, should remain a priority. If necessary, I believe Congress would stand ready to work with the administration to address any restrictions that stand in the way,” said Corker.