|Sent on:||Friday, September 14, 2012 9:16 AM|
"I don't like the numbers, I agreed to the Ryan budget," Landry says. "And based upon the events that have transpired over the last 24 hours around the globe, I don't think it sends a great message to continue to fund Egypt."
Egypt currently receives nearly $1.5 billion from the U.S. in foreign aid, with only Israel receiving a bigger chunk of change.
Landry calls attention to another irony of the vote Thursday. Ryan's own budget calls for $19 billion less funding than the resolution members passed, putting the vice presidential nominee in an uncomfortable spot by voting for the resolution.
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who voted for the continuing resolution, says he understands the pressure the freshman members are up against.
"They have been put through a pretty tough crucible here in the last two years. I have felt very sorry for the 87 freshman Republicans who came in here and pledged not to vote for the debt ceiling, pledged to cut spending," King says. "The cohesiveness of those 87 was fractured over time and they got scattered across the political spectrum, it was predictable, but it happened sooner than it needed to in my view.
I am still looking for the roll call on this particular vote.
In the interim, I implore the folks in the RLC to take a stand against the Romney/Ryan ticket and make the RLC relevant in the fight to restore liberty. The suggestion that the main goal of this election cycle is to oust President Obama is null and void as of last night thanks to Mr. Ryan, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Cantor and the remainder of the Republicans who voted for this resolution.