Senator Graham: Sisi is NOT the
“Right Man at the Right Time to Lead Egypt”

On April 5-6, Senator Lindsey Graham led a Congressional delegation to Cairo where US officials met with President Sisi and Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi. At a Cairo press conference after the meeting, Graham claimed that Sisi “was the right man at the right time to lead Egypt…and to consolidate the rule of law, human rights and the fight against terrorism.” Senator Graham insisted that Egypt’s stability “is more important than any other time,” and continued, “I understand that the country is a new democracy and coming out of chaos… He [Sisi] has to balance security with the rule of law.”

Senator Graham’s support for a regime that many decry as worse than the darkest days of the Mubarak dictatorship implicates the United States in the abuses, and only serves to increase violence, terrorism, and dangerous anti-U.S. sentiment. It is shameful that U.S. elected officials show support for President Sisi. In 2013 Senator Graham himself denounced the military coup and called for the U.S. to suspend aid to Egypt after Sisi came to power by mowing down peaceful Morsi supporters in Rabaa Square.

We, the undersigned, call on Senators Graham, Tillis, and Perdue, as well as Congressmen Kinzinger, Rice, and Jolly to condemn the Sisi regime and to follow the example of Senator Leahy and the Congressional representatives who have called on Secretary Kerry to investigate the “possible gross violations of human rights by security forces in Egypt that may have involved recipients of U.S. military assistance.”

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  • J. Alessi
    signed 2016-07-06 19:44:13 -0400
  • Kaitlin Fitch
    signed 2016-06-28 00:25:15 -0400
    Kaitlin Fitch
  • Derek Gendvil
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-25 17:47:07 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell Senator @LindseyGrahamSC that Sisi the dictator is not right for #Egypt!
  • Derek Gendvil
    @dgendvil tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-25 17:47:02 -0400
  • Derek Gendvil
    signed 2016-06-25 17:46:54 -0400
    I think we need to tell these Republicans to call on Secretary Kerry that they to follow their call to investigate what’s going of violations of human rights by security forces & densounce President Sisi out of power. Sen. Graham thinks that’s Sisi wants to have a Democracy, & he was willing to lead Egypt to consolidate the rule of rule, human rights & terrorism. Really? Instead the Sisi regime is making it a lot worse of the post Mubarak era. I think we need to tell Congress to follow the example of Secretary Kerry’s message that they must end the Sisi regime now & that the Egyptians have a better future for themselves.
  • Inga Jaeger
    signed 2016-06-18 21:46:49 -0400
  • Tiana Brachel
    signed 2016-06-13 15:47:44 -0400
  • John Klar
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-08 09:53:02 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell Senator @LindseyGrahamSC that Sisi the dictator is not right for #Egypt!
  • John Klar
    @SchonklarJohn tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-08 09:52:56 -0400
  • John Klar
    signed 2016-06-08 09:52:42 -0400
  • Dante Brown
    signed 2016-06-06 01:29:25 -0400
  • Jessica Bosma
    signed 2016-06-02 13:24:04 -0400
  • Ho, Jennifer
    signed 2016-05-29 17:41:54 -0400
    human rights must count
  • Anam Matariyeh
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-24 18:32:01 -0400
    Sign the petition: Tell Senator @LindseyGrahamSC that Sisi the dictator is not right for #Egypt!
  • Anam Matariyeh
    @EmMahdi4Peace tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-24 18:31:55 -0400
  • Anam El-Jabali
    signed 2016-05-24 18:31:34 -0400
  • Maria Gerber
    signed 2016-05-24 07:10:35 -0400
  • Yanis Benekaa
    signed 2016-05-20 11:11:30 -0400
  • Kimberly M. Lowe
    signed 2016-05-16 13:01:44 -0400
  • Linda Johnson
    signed 2016-05-13 10:10:22 -0400
  • Rev Crow Swimsaway PhD
    signed 2016-05-07 11:46:05 -0400
  • Mary Bissell
    signed 2016-05-02 20:35:12 -0400
  • Frank Walter
    signed 2016-04-23 10:48:11 -0400
    Please restore democracy throughout the world. We have seen far too many dictators—civilian or military—controlling people’s lives covering two centuries.
  • Elizabeth Grant
    signed 2016-04-22 11:06:52 -0400
  • Jeffrey Bradian
    signed 2016-04-20 14:30:30 -0400
  • Ivan Huber
    signed 2016-04-17 19:26:52 -0400
  • Whitney nieman
    signed 2016-04-16 18:10:44 -0400
  • Tami Linder
    signed 2016-04-16 00:03:24 -0400
  • Amira Maarouf
    signed 2016-04-15 12:06:13 -0400
    Amira Maarouf
  • William J. McCarthy
    signed 2016-04-15 10:05:57 -0400
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