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Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, who Thursday urged American politicians to stay united on the issue of the ongoing popular uprising in Egypt, today issued a statement on Hosni Mubarak stepping down as president after 30 years of dictatorial rule.
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall today, appearing on the MSNBC’s Hardball show with Chris Matthews, said American political infighting should not spill over into how the United States deals with the ongoing popular uprising against the regime of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
As the Obama Administration tentatively feels its way through the political crisis in Egypt, some key lawmakers on Capitol Hill are sending a strong message to embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who chairs the subcommittee that approves foreign aid and who has voiced strong opinions about the official "thuggery" on display on the ground in Egypt directed at protesters and journalists, is proposing that Congress not release the more than a billion dollars in aid the U.S. sends to Egypt each year unless Mubarak steps down. Members of the Colorado delegation have yet to weigh in on Leahy's proposal.