Post Show Thoughts: Unrest in Egypt

Post Show Thoughts: ElBaradei Cancels MTP Appearance 1:26

It has been an uncertain transition period in Egypt since former president Mohamed Morsi was removed from power by the country's military - a move that was cheered by many Egyptian protesters but called a coup by Morsi's supporters.

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) said the Egyptian military needs to "get a very clear message that we want to see a transition to a civilian government as quickly as possible."

Menendez did not call for suspending the United States' $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt, however, he did suggest that perhaps Congress could re-examine it.

"At the end of the day, you know while we have already made some obligations on that $1.5 billion, but no means have we made the overwhelming amount of that obligation."

Egypt's Mohamed ElBaradei was originally scheduled to appear on Meet the Press this morning, but cancelled overnight citing laryngitis and a fever.

David Gregory reached ElBaradei by phone and the Egyptian leader told him that he expected to officially be named Prime Minister as early as today and said his country was "falling apart."

You can watch the entire program on our website, including an exchange between David Brooks and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) in which Brooks suggested that some of Labrador's arguments against immigration "intellectually weak," an assessment which Labrador called "totally ridiculous."

We'll be back next week. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press.