Paul Ryan Exclusive: Time to 'Reassess' Funding To Egypt, Libya

Paul Ryan Exclusive: Time to 'Reassess' Funding To Egypt, Libya


Below is part of The Brody File exclusive interview with vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The interview was done Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

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The Brody File’s national piece on Paul Ryan airs on "The 700 Club" Monday morning. In addition, a fuller version of the interview can be seen on The Brody File TV Show this coming Friday at 9:30 a.m. on the ABC Family Channel.

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On Whether America Should Cut Off Foreign Aid to Egypt and Libya:

David Brody: What about aid to foreign countries like Libya and Egypt? Would a Romney/Ryan administration take a serious look at cutting off all aid to these type of countries?

Paul Ryan: Yeah, you have to reassess all of these things. It’s too early. First of all, what you don’t do is you don’t knee jerk. You don’t have knee jerk reactions but you clearly assess these things. We give about $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt. They're one of our biggest beneficiaries of our foreign aid and that’s always been a military to military. I’ve very familiar with it.

As head of the budget committee I’ve scrubbed these numbers and I’ve looked through these books. You can’t just take these things for granted. You can’t just rubber stamp spending from one year to the next. And so we need to reassess these things and our strategic interests. But in the heat of passion, you don’t just have knee-jerk reactions like that. I think you have to reassess it.

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