As violence in Egypt swirls, Sen. Graham makes dire prediction

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is among those calling for the suspension of American aid to Egypt following deadly clashes in that country. CBS News

(CBS News) -- As violence in Egypt continued, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., predicted Egypt will become a "failed state" in the near future on Sunday's "Face the Nation." Read about his prediction from United Press InternationalThe Hill, and Newsmax.

Read Politico to understand why Graham said a failed state in Egypt is a risk for Israel. 

When asked what he would do to address the situation, Graham said he would "tell the generals that we're going to suspend all aid until you allow a democratic transition." Read more about his message to General Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, in the Los Angeles Times. And, read more about Graham's thoughts on aid to Egypt and the other Republicans who have recently "blasted" the White House on Egypt aid, including Graham, in the Wall Street Journal

Graham also touched on the issue of sexual assault in the military, saying "the culture in the military needs to change. It's unacceptable." But he disagreed with criticisms this week that the Pentagon's new rules for dealing with sexual assault cases didn't go far enough. He told Bob Schieffer that taking power away from the commander and giving it to a military lawyer "is not the right move."

Read: New military assault rules just "repackaging," Rep. Sepier says 

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., appeared right after him and disagreed strongly. She said the Pentagon's reforms are "baby steps," and insisted the "command structure doesn't work - it hasn't worked for 25 years." Read Politico for more on her suggestions for the Department of Defense.

Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., also appeared and touched on the multitude of issues coming before the House Judiciary Committee, including immigration and the National Security Agency's surveillance program. Read the International Business Times for a bit on that debate. 

Read: NSA breaches will prompt more legislation, Congressmen say http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57599045/nsa-breaches-will-prompt-more-legislation-congressmen-say/

Finally, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly appeared to defend his city's controversial stop-and-frisk program which was ruled unconstitutional early last week. He insisted that, "The losers in this, if this case is allowed to stand, are people who live in minority communities." Read USA Today for more on what he said, and why he's confident the program didn't violate anyone's civil rights, and that the Police Department's practice is not intentionally racially biased.  The New York Post has even more on the program and Kelly's defense. 

Tune in next Sunday when "Face the Nation" commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington with special guests former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that day, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Alicia Budich

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