Rep. Ted Yoho is in favor of cutting off aid to Cairo.
According to Yoho, because United States foreign policy said aid should be suspended if a government is overtaken by the military in a coup, the U.S. should withdraw its support from Egypt.
“My feeling is if we make the motion to remove our foreign aid, I think it will get the people of Egypt’s attention, including the military,” Yoho told WUFT News.
Yoho described President Barack Obama’s approach to the situation in Egypt as indecisive and lacking in clarity and leadership.
“Our foreign policy around the world has been seriously damaged over the last five years, and our credibility has been lost around the globe, especially in the Middle Eastern countries,” Yoho said.
He said it is hypocritical for U.S. to promote democracy but not support the election of Mohammad Morsi.
Yoho would rather help Egypt through advisement on economic development.