Saturday, February 12, 2011

EGYPT: McCotter calls on illegitimate military junta to recognize Parliament Speaker's authority‏

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2011

CONTACT: Michael Bars
Office: 202-225-8171

Official Statement of U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter:

“The change, ordered by President Mubarak, from an autocrat’s rule to a military dictatorship is a dubious step in Egypt's ‘march toward democracy.’ Precedents suggest that this move may well devolve into a return to the anarchy of the 1950's, with the added danger now of an aggressive Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) working off camera for the occasion to usurp power. I call on the illegitimate military junta to respect the Egyptian Constitution; and recognize the Speaker of the Parliament's legitimate authority to lead a peaceful transition to a true constitutional republic.”

To view Representative McCotter’s column published in today’s edition

of The Washington Times, click here.

For media interviews, send requests to Michael.Bars@mail.house.gov

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