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Obama sends McCain, Graham to Egypt to represent Congress, but not his administration?

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Earlier this week, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham traveled to Egypt to meet with government officials, ostensibly to discuss an end to the country’s raging political discord. According to AP, they were handpicked for the mission by President Obama: “The McCain-Graham visit was carried out at U.S. President Barack Obama’s request.”

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns was also in Egypt. But according to a State Department spokesman, it’s Burns who was sent to represent the Obama administration:

http://twitter.com/#!/Joyce_Karam/status/365171638708342785
http://twitter.com/#!/RawahBadrawi/status/365179326548811776

OK, so, if Burns is the official White House representative, what are McCain and Graham doing there? Besides annoying the Egyptians, that is:

http://twitter.com/#!/RawyaRageh/status/364864729862246400

Does the Obama administration even know?

http://twitter.com/#!/Joyce_Karam/status/365172400398143488

Press Secretary Jay Carney explained that McCain and Graham were in Egypt to represent the U.S. Congress. Not the Obama administration. Even though the two Senators reportedly  went there only because Obama asked them to.

Last we checked, the legislative and executive branches are separate. So the President now gets to decide who speaks on behalf of Congress?

http://twitter.com/#!/RawahBadrawi/status/365180614552457216

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/07/obama-sends-mccain-graham-to-egypt-to-represent-congress-but-not-his-administration/

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