Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) stressed Sunday that the future of Egypt is uncertain and he urged the country to take a go-slow approach to rebuilding.
“This could be a good thing for the region or it could all far apart,” Graham, who appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, said.
Graham said he is concerned that a rush to reform the government could give an advantage to the Muslim Brotherhood, an opposition party in the country that was banned under President Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down Friday.
“My advice would be to go slow, form political parties, take that energy that brought the regime down and chart a brighter future,” he said.
“You get one chance to get this right,” Graham said.
Graham also warned that efforts by Egyptians hold Mubarak accountable for his actions as the head of the country during the last 30 years could create tension with the army.
The senator's comments come after the Egyptian military, which is running the country until election are held, announced it was dissolving the parliament and overturning the constitution.