Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), Chairman of the Terrorism, Non-Proliferation & Trade Committee, made the following statement condemning Egyptís persecution of international and Egypt non-governmental organizations (NGOs):

ìThe Administration cannot continue to turn a blind eye to Cairoís continued crusade against those who promote democracy and freedom in Egypt,î said Chairman Poe. ìPower hungry leaders will only continue to tighten their grasp on their people if we continue to sit by idly. Egypt takes millions of American dollars every year while persecuting American freedom fighters.  It is time for some accountability.î