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Head of US House Foreign Affairs c’tee accuses Morsi of power grab, praises departure

The Obama administration is treading a thin line between trying to not be seen supporting a military coup, but also wanting to keep itself on the right side of history.

However, the head of the House Foreign Affairs committee released a statement recently placing himself squarely in the anti-Morsi camp.

“It is unfortunate that Morsi did not heed popular demands for early elections after a year of his incompetent leadership and attempting a power grab for the Muslim Brotherhood,” California Republican Ed Royce said in a written statement, according to CNN.

“I am hopeful that his departure will reopen the path to a better future for Egypt, and I encourage the military and all political parties to cooperate in the peaceful establishment of democratic institutions and new elections that lead to an Egypt where minority rights are protected. But make no mistake about it, Egypt is in for very difficult days,” he added.

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