Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, released the following statement in response to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the military:
“President Mubarak has finally heard the voices of the Egyptian people and relinquished his 30-year hold on power, after 18 days of peaceful protests. As Egyptians celebrate their freedom tonight, we celebrate this moment with them.
“It’s important that the military continue to act as a stabilizing force throughout this transition. As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, I believe we need to do everything we can to continue to support Egypt ’s peaceful move toward democracy.”