Today's program really went in depth to examine how Egypt got to the point they are today and what it will mean going forward. Sec. Clinton, Tom Friedman, Fmr. Ambassador Martin Indyk, and a live report from from Cairo by NBC's Richard Engel covered the revolution from all angles.
At the top of the program, I spoke with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to get the official US stance on the issue. She told me the US has been supportive of free and fair elections in Egypt for many years and that she wants, "the Egyptian people to have the chance to chart a new future."
Following a live report from NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel, I sat down with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell (who recently returned from a trip to the region) told me he hopes that, "at the end of the day, when whatever changes are going to occur, do occur, that we'll still have an important ally."
Then, for a look at the implications this crisis will have on the rest of region, I sat down with Former US Ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk. Mr. Indyk told me that the outcome in Egypt will have a "tsunami effect" and that, through social media, we are witnessing a "21st century revolution." You can read the Op-Ed he wrote exclusively for Meet The Press here.
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, who has covered the region extensively, gave us a break down of how Egypt got to this point. You can catch it here.
As always we finished the program with our political roundtable. You can watch our entire discussion on our website.
Be sure to join us next week when we'll be at the Reagan library in Simi Valley California.
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