As the Obama administration and other lawmakers — Democrats and Republicans alike — delicately navigate how to respond to last week’s coup in Egypt, the Ohio Republican largely welcomed the military’s overthrow of Morsi.
“I think their military on behalf of the citizens did what they had to do in terms of replacing the elected president,” Boehner said during a short availability on Capitol Hill.
Yeah, they totally had to do this:
Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military’s ouster of the president in bloodshed that left at least 51 protesters and three members of the security forces dead, officials and witnesses said, and plunged the divided country deeper into crisis with calls by the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party for all-out rebellion against the army.
And as an Ohioan I’m sure Boehner was all excited because it was more than a dozen-times more awesome than Kent State.