Republican Rep Blocks $450 Million In Aid To Egypt

The Obama administration wants to send the Egyptian government $450,000,000 in aid. So what if the country is run by the Muslim Brotherhood, or that our Embassy was under siege by a mob of savages? The Obama administration is perfectly happy to give away our money with no strings attached. But they have a problem – Congresswoman Kay Granger from Texas. She is the chairperson of the Appropriations Subcommitee on State and Foreign Relations and she has put a hold on the aid application.

This proposal comes to Congress at a point when the US-Egypt relationship has never been under more scrutiny, and rightly so,” Granger said in a statement.

“I am not convinced of the urgent need for this assistance and I cannot support it at this time. As Chair of the Subcommittee, I have placed a hold on these funds.”

The purpose of the funds could not be immediately confirmed.

But an official said the money, requested Friday, was part of a package worth $1 billion that Obama pledged to Cairo last year to aid its transition to democracy following its Arab Spring revolution. (Read More)

Good for her.

In related news, the US Embassy is warning Americans in Egypt that their lives may be in danger due to terrorism.