At Last: US Senators Call Ousting of Morsi A “Coup”

  • Update, Aug. 7: Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour has slammed US Senator John McCain for describing the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi as a coup. -PressTv

  • Aug. 7: Egypt’s state television cited Mansour as describing the US Senator’s comments “an unacceptable interference in internal policies.”-PressTv

  • Mr McCain later told US broadcaster CBS that the unrest could turn into “all-out bloodshed” in coming days if efforts to find a political solution failed. “Oh my God, I didn’t know it was this bad,” he said. “These folks are just days or weeks away from all-out bloodshed. -BBC

Aug. 6, 2013

Senators McCain and Graham faced the truth the US administration has refrained from.

Two U.S. senators, John McCain and Lindsay Graham, who traveled to Egypt on the request of President Barack Obama, have admitted the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi, which led to the ongoing crisis they hope to help resolve, was a coup.

The two senators met with several parties involved in the crisis on Wednesday and called for talks to resolve the crisis.

But coming for the first time from senior U.S. citizens, they said Mr. Morsi was removed through coup, a word the Obama administration has denied despite glaring evidences.

Early in the week, Secretary of States, John Kerry, said the military intervention that removed Mr. Morsi indeed “restored democracy”.

“When we said it was a coup why did we say that?” Mr. Graham asked. “We said it because it was a transition of power not by the ballot box. The people who were elected are now in jail.” From PT