Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she was “cheering” in front of her television screen as the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohamed Morsi earlier this year, in a new video obtained by TheBlaze.
“We were cheering in front of our televisions back home in the United States,” Bachmann said. “We were cheering for you.”
Bachmann, joined by Republican Congressmen Steve King and Louie Gohmert, held a press conference this past week during what appeared to be a visit by a U.S. Congressional Delegation to Egypt.
“You need to know that our resolve is going to stand. And it is firm,” the embattled Congresswoman added. ”We are for standing with you. We are for standing with American contributions to your nation so we can help you and your effort to defeat our common enemy.”
Bachmann clarified that the enemy “are the terrorists” who are “known as the Muslim Brotherhood.”
According to the congressional delegation, a military coup did not occur in Egypt.
“Our opinion, my opinion, was this was not a coup,” Bachmann said. “This was merely a time when the people of egypt gave their voice loud and clear beginning and continuing the revolution that began originally in Tahrir Square.”
Bachmann added that she thinks it is vital the U.S. provide financial support so the Egyptians can equip themselves with apache helicopters and F-16s.
“We are willing to stand up with you in partnership and look this enemy in the eye and make sure this terrorism is defeated,” she added.
After about 15 minutes of initial remarks, Bachmann asked if there were any questions from the supposed press they were speaking to. None appeared to be asked.
During their visit, the delegation reportedly met with acting President Adly Mansour, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and H.H. Pope Tawadros.
In July, the Republican Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its ranking Democrat issued a joint-statement suggesting support for the overthrow of Morsi.
“Real democracy requires inclusiveness, compromise, respect for human and minority rights, and a commitment to the rule of law,” the statement read. “Morsi and his inner circle did not embrace any of these principles and instead chose to consolidate power and rule by fiat.”
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