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Sen. John McCain, Mohamed ElBaradei call on Morsi to rescind power grab

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Sen. John McCain today called on Egypt’s president to renounce the dictatorial powers he declared for himself on Thursday, accusing Mohamed Morsi of a “power grab” that is getting out of hand.

McCain’s statement went several steps further than the U.S. State Department’s official statement yesterday, which didn’t even mention Morsi by name and said only that Morsi’s sweeping decree “raised concerns.” McCain’s tweet mirrored that of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Constitution Party founder Mohamed ElBaradei.

In light of staunch & broad opposition, Morsishould rescind his “power grab” constitutional declaration b4 situation gets out of hand

— Mohamed ElBaradei (@ElBaradei) November 23, 2012

The relationship between McCain and the State Department already is contentious, with McCain being labeled both racist and sexist for opposing U.N. Amb. Susan Rice’s nomination to Secretary of State. Can statements like McCain’s and ElBaradei’s shame the State Department into adding some backbone to its own? Or does McCain-bashing take priority?

@senjohnmccain Have you ever heard of Egyptian sovereignty ?

— John Parisella (@JohnParisella) November 24, 2012

@senjohnmccain Look whose talking! When are you going to take on Tony Blair and Saudi Arabia?! Close your mouth coward!

— Brian Crowell (@CrowellBrian) November 24, 2012

.@senjohnmccain This from the man who was buddies with Moammar Qaddafi.

— GidgetWA (@GidgetWA) November 24, 2012

President Obama golfed yesterday and wasn’t taking questions during a Christmas shopping trip today. Will next week bring a more definitive statement from the White House? Some aren’t holding their breaths.

@senjohnmccain so this decree didnt come out with US blessings? Bullshit

— ShereenT (@seltouny) November 24, 2012

I really can.not.wait to hear Obama’s statements about the protests in Egypt over the power grab by his brother-from-another-mullah Morsi.

— Leslie Dowd (@LADowd) November 24, 2012

“@senjohnmccain: President Morsi should renounce his power grab before things get out of hand #Egypt” So should President Obama

— Mark America (@markamerica) November 24, 2012

Obama won’t denounce Morsy’s power grab.He will try to love him into submission by offering more money. That’s his specialty!

— Tom Harvey (@tomharv) November 24, 2012

#Bolton points to the timing of #Mursi power grab as not coincidence. Did #Obama give Mursi green light or Mursi emboldened by praise.

— Freedomlives88 (@Freedomlives88) November 24, 2012

@patpacer @edincali Is MSM reporting Morsi’s power grab or have they realized this is what Obama does and ignored it? #tcot

— Bob Aslan (@NarniaDad) November 24, 2012

Morsi should say its not a power grab, but an executive order “re interpreting” existing laws & regulations. I hear people buy that line

— jeffswarens (@jeffswarens) November 24, 2012



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