Politics & Government
12:15 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Should the US cut off aid to Egypt? Michigan US Senators cautious

Michigan’s two U.S. Senators say the Obama administration should act cautiously to calls to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt.

The U.S. sends $1.5 billion in Military and Economic aid to the Egyptian government.

Critics say all U.S. aid should be cut in response to the Egyptian military’s overthrow of the elected government and the clashes involving the Muslim Brotherhood that has followed.

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow says the situation needs further review before taking action to shut down the aid to Egypt.

“We have to look at everything, but think we have to be careful how we proceed,” says Stabenow, “This also has to be done in a way that balances democratic process with national security.”

Michigan Senator Carl Levin says the Obama Administration should look at cutting off more than 200 million dollars in economic aid to Egypt until new elections are held.