McCain said “these winds of change” also carry warnings for the leaders of Russia and China.
“I would be a little less secure if I was President Hu [Jintao] deciding the fate of 1.3 billion people,” he said of China’s leader. “I don’t think this is confined to the Middle East, just as we believe human rights are universal.”
As for America’s role, McCain said Egyptians “want us to assist, they don’t want us to dictate.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.