Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and five other House Democrats, as expected, sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Monday morning requesting an emergency resolution to stress support for Egyptian pro-democracy demonstrators.
Other signatories were Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (Mich.), Jim McDermott (Wa.), Michael Honda (Calif.), Raul Grijalva (Ariz.), and Keith Ellison (Minn.).
Over the weekend, the intensity of street protests in Cairo faded as many began a return to a semblance of normal life following nearly three weeks of demonstrations. But thousands of protesters remain in Tahrir Square demanding the immediate resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
Michael Steel, who is the spokesman for Boehner responded to the letter with this statement to The Hill Monday afternoon.
“As the White House has said, President Mubarak has not sufficiently addressed the legitimate concerns of the Egyptian people. Moving forward, all parties need to address legitimate grievances, renounce violence, and to ensure respect, dignity, and political freedom are equally and consistently applied to all.”
This post was updated at 4:26 p.m.