Sen. Paul Statement on Obama Administration Waiving Egypt Aid Restrictions
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following news reports Thursday afternoon that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waived Congressional restrictions on $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt, Sen. Paul released the following statement.
"Secretary Clinton's decision to waive restrictions on U.S. military aid to Egypt goes beyond the pale. Not only does this action condone the human rights abuses Egypt committed against American pro-democracy workers earlier this year, it sets a precedent that America will not punish its aggressors, but instead, give them billions of our taxpayers' dollars," Sen. Paul said. "Last week I sent a letter to Secretary Clinton strongly advising her to refrain from waiving the conditions set for Egypt to receive U.S. financial assistance; this request was sadly ignored, much like how Secretary Clinton ignored the requirements Congress established for Egypt to receive this money."