Blumenthal Off To Egypt

by Categorized: Richard Blumenthal Date:

The senator released this statement:

\"egyptOur meetings in Egypt with President Morsi, the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, other top officials as well as opposition leaders and prominent business people, have been frank and highly informative.

We expressed very directly to President Morsi our strong disapproval in no uncertain terms about his recently disclosed remarks he made in 2010, which Americans will find offensive and unacceptable. This message was conveyed with clear bipartisan unanimity.

\"blumenthalWe urged that the Egyptian Constitution be amended to protect civil rights and liberties, most especially the rights of women, religious minorities and others.  We cited the example of America\’s Bill of Rights, resulting from amendments to our Constitution.

We also urged more effective action in the Sinai region to counter extremists and terrorists, not only to protect regional military security but also to help stop human trafficking.

We advocated as well that President Morsi and his government reaffirm and work to fulfill the peace treaty with Israel.

We met with leaders of the Syrian opposition, to discuss how the United States can and should do more to aid their cause to fight Assad\’s cruel and brutal dictatorship as he continues to slaughter Syria\’s own people.

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6 thoughts on “Blumenthal Off To Egypt

  1. Sharpshooter

    Who is he suing in Egypt….another worthless ‘fact-finding’ excusion at the taxpayer’s expense

  2. Allen Marko

    In a completely unrelated and off-topiccomment –

    Dan Malloy – The Dept. of Interior is calling! Git while the gittin is good

  3. Dan G

    We are broke, he supports more and more spending, and just looks for the photo ops.

    What a waste of taxpayer money he has become.

  4. hypocrite detector

    He better be careful. The Muslim Brotherhood does not seem to have the same respect and tolerance of Jews as here in America.

  5. Repeal 2nd Amendment Bill

    Dick Blumenthal (and Murphy)gives me pride in with my senators again. We done good.

    The few conservatives in CT all respond here giving the false impression that they are numerous – NOT.

  6. Mike Robinson

    Senator Blumenthal is on the Armed Services Committee and carried important messages to and from President Morsi at crucial time in the rapidly developing political evolution of Egypt. The story also says he met with the Syrian opposition.

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