King responds to lifting of Egypt aid package hold

Steve KingFrom Press Release


U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4) released the following statement after the White House announced they would be withdrawing a U.S. hold on the annual aid package to Egypt. The hold has been in place since October 2013.

“I am glad that President Obama finally decided to withdraw the hold on the military aid package to Egypt. However, it needed to be sooner. There is still more aid to be delivered such as the much needed parts for the Apache helicopters to fight radical Islamic terrorists in the Sinai.

This administration has been very slow in letting go of its support for the Muslim Brotherhood led former regime. Because of the delay they have opened the door for the Russians to sell the Egyptians $3.2 billion in military hardware and for the French who sold them $5.6 billion in two dozen Rafale fighter jets. That’s the effect of this feckless foreign policy that we have in our current administration. However, I am glad to see the progress that is now being made.”