Sen. Rand Paul recently proposed an amendment to stop the transfer of this advanced technology to the Muslim Brotherhood, but that amendment was tabled today by a vote of 79 to 19.
In other words, every Democrat in the US Senate wants to give the Muslim Brotherhood these weapons, as well as most Republicans.
Via The Right Scoop, who has the roll call vote, here are the names of the Republicans who voted along with the liberal Democrats to side the Muslim Brotherhood
Alexander (R-TN), Ayotte (R-NH), Barrasso (R-WY), Blunt (R-MO), Burr (R-NC), Chambliss (R-GA), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS),Collins (R-ME), Corker (R-TN), Enzi (R-WY), Flake (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), Hatch (R-UT), Hoeven (R-ND), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Johanns (R-NE), Johnson (R-WI), Kirk (R-IL), McCain (R-AZ), McConnell (R-KY), Murkowski (R-AK), Portman (R-OH), Toomey (R-PA), Wicker (R-MS )
Shame on all of them.
Sen. Paul, according to the Bridget Johnson at PJ Tattler, is now making the amendment a stand-alone bill that would...
“prohibit the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to the Government of Egypt.”
“I think this is particularly unwise since Egypt is currently governed by a religious zealot, a religious zealot who said recently that ‘Jews were bloodsuckers and descendants of apes and pigs.’ This doesn’t sound like the kind of stable personality we would be sending our most sophisticated weapons to,” Paul said.
“I think it is a grave mistake to send F-16s and tanks to a country that detained American citizens on trumped up political charges. On a country that currently is still detaining Egyptian citizens on trumped-up political charges.”
On 2016 watch, Paul will be delivering a “major foreign policy speech” on Feb. 6 at the Heritage Foundation here in Washington.It's more than just unwise, it's absolute insanity to give our enemies these weapons.
It's good to see Sen. Paul take the leadership on this. Similarly, it is refreshing to see the new Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, come on in support of this and also sliced and diced Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. We all know Hagel the RINO was nominated because he, like Obama, hates Israel, and Obama could blame any crippling of our defenses to a Republican (in name only), in his efforts to destroy the party.
Right now, we need a lot more Ted Cruz's and Rand Pauls in the US Senate.