Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said Egypt risks becoming a "failed state" if the recent outbreak of violence does not subside Wednesday on Fox News.
While Graham commended the Egyptians for their apparent rejection of Morsi and Islamism, he cautioned that Egypt needs a new constitution and new elections to get "out of this box."
The South Carolina senator also blasted the Obama administration's series of foreign policy failures that have led to unrest across the Middle East.
The United States needs to respond correctly to this crisis, Graham said, as the future of Israel and the broader region is at stake:
LINDSEY GRAHAM: Our friends are afraid and our enemies are emboldened. We've lost a lot of standing. This is a test for the president. I went over at the White House's request to deliver a message to the military that we expect you to transition to civilian control and that the brotherhood overplayed their hand and this backlash against them is real, but the only way out of this box is a new constitution and new election. This is a test of American leadership, from Benghazi to Cairo, to Damascus, we're — to Baghdad, we're failing across the board. Obama's foreign policy is not working. The Middle East is literally in flames. And the biggest prize of all is Egypt. If we lose Egypt, if Egypt becomes a failed fractured state, I just cannot imagine what Israel's future looks like.