McConnell predicts Egyptian aid vote in September

McConnell, who previously supported the suspension of aid, said the $1.3 billion is important to protect the alliance with the country and neighboring Israel, but “enough is enough.”

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“I think we're going to be voting on this again in September because it looks to me like the crackdown is not an indication that they are moving in the direction of having a new election," McConnell told CNN

Reports of a violent crackdown by the Egyptian military on supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi have caused a number of Senate Republicans to reconsider their position on aid. 

Shortly before leaving for the August recess, the Senate voted down an amendment to the Transportation spending bill proposed by Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulCurtis wins GOP primary for House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Glimmer of hope in bipartisan criminal justice reform effort Trump barrage stuns McConnell and his allies MORE (R-Ky.) to cut off aid. 

At the time, McConnell was one of only 13 senators to vote in favor of the resolution. But since, Sens. John McCainJohn McCainBush biographer: Trump has moved the goalpost for civilized society White House to pressure McConnell on ObamaCare McCain: Trump needs to state difference between bigots and those fighting hate MORE (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: Trump's Charlottesville rhetoric 'dividing Americans, not healing them' OPINION: Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct Supporting 'Dreamers' is our civic and moral duty MORE (R-S.C.) have also called on the Obama administration to suspend aid after returning from a trip to the country. 

Upon return they said the military had taken “Egypt down a dark” path, and the United States “should not travel with them.”

The Obama administration is still weighing the option but has declined to rule that the military performed a coup, which would automatically halt the aid. 

Paul, who has pushed the resolution a number of times, also now believes the votes are there to pass the amendment, according to Senate aides.

"I think we've all kind of reached a tipping point," McConnell said.