(08/16/13) - The bloodshed in Egypt has our own political leaders taking a closer look at how the United States can help with stopping the violence.
Congressman Dan Kildee is asking for democracy to return to the country's streets.
Kildee met with a local Egyptian doctor, Friday, to tour Flint's Proton Therapy Center.
Following the tour, in an impromptu meeting, the Congressman talked with a spokesman for Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party, which is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He also met with the Vice President of Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights.
The men discussed ways to come up with a peaceful solution for the violence that's erupted in Egypt this week.
Congressman Kildee is calling to restore democratic rule; one that is reflective of American values and our interests in the region.
He remains hopeful the Egyptian people will be put back in control of their own destiny and most importantly stopping the violence.
Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party is urging all parties to negotiate and believes the U.S. is key to the solution.
"If there is a will inside the US administration to build a better nations for the future, to build more bridges of understanding for future, the future is for America and the people of Egypt to be able to, if the coup succeeds I expect damage relationship," said Dr. AbdulMawgoud Dardery.
"I think we can all do more, and I hope the president will take a close look at American policy regarding the military take over. I think it's important that civilian democrat rule be established and do that as quickly as possible. It's the only way in the long term democrats principles be established, and in the short term and end to the violence and I think the President can show more leadership on this," said Congressman Dan Kildee.
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