Granger Statement on Release of Military Aid to Egypt
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement after President Obama announced the United States would lift the hold on military assistance to Egypt.
“Today, the Administration decided to release its hold on military assistance to Egypt; a decision that is long overdue. Egypt is a critical ally and partner, and Egypt is on the front lines fighting extremists in their own country in the Sinai Peninsula. Now they are actively engaged in a broader military effort in the Middle East to prevent the advances of Islamic State militants. I have been a tough critic of the Administration’s choice to delay military assistance to Egypt because I don’t believe it has been in the best interest of U.S. national security or regional stability and security in the Middle East to withhold vital military equipment to such an important ally in the region. Now that the decision has been made, I am hopefully the Egyptian military will be able to quickly receive the assistance the U.S. has promised them.”
On February 19th, Congresswoman Granger sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to release the military assistance to Egypt that was being withheld by the Administration. To read Granger’s letter to President Obama, click here.