As Egypt is engulfed in crisis and death tolls are rising, the focus in Washington is how the United States should respond.
The president cancelled joint military exercises between the two countries next month but lawmakers on Capitol Hill think the $1.5 billion in aid needs to be on the table as well.
Armed Services Committee Member Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) - who just a few weeks ago voted to continue sending aid to Egypt - changed course and said this morning "With the recent violent crackdown, I do not see how we can continue aid. I believe it must be suspended."
Also on the Armed Services Committee, Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) called for the U.S. to "change" their aid package to Egypt and suggested but added the caveat that the president should have some flexibility be given "the tools... to engage [the Egyptian government]."
From Egypt, the conversation turned to domestic issues as New York City's stop-and-frisk policy was found to be in violation of the constitutional rights of minorities.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended the tactic saying "violent crime will go up" if stop-and-frisk goes away and that the judge overturned it using "the flimsiest of evidence."
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke out against stop-and-frisk saying, "it's all about laws."
"You can't give people the authority - whether it's a civilian or a police officer - the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin."
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First published August 18 2013, 8:41 AM