Huntington Beach conservative Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher led a delegation earlier this year to meet with Egypt’s former general and likely winner in the upcoming presidential election AbdelFattah Al-Sisi.
He then announced that he will lead a new ‘Egypt Caucus’ to support Al-Sisi’s fight against what he called terrorist groups and said that other Members of Congress are joining him including my own Representative in Congress Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana).
The district director of the Democratic Congresswoman assured us that the purpose of the caucus is not to support Al-Sisi or any specific faction in Egypt, rather it is simply a caucus that was set up to address developments in Egypt.
However, Rohrabacher later insisted via twitter that the caucus must support Sisi because what he referred to as “Islamofascism” must be dealt with by supporting Egypt’s military rulers. Through a number of tweets responding to Mona Shadia, the former OC Register columnist, and myself, he ignored concerns with Egypt’s return to brutal military rule and championed Sisi’s position.