Congressman Ted Poe issued the following statement regarding the situation in Egypt:

"Egypt is at a crucial moment in its history. The Egyptian people finally have an opportunity to bring freedom to their land. However, the radical Muslim Brotherhood and terrorists like it who have no desire for democracy must not be allowed to hijack this moment. President Mubarak should hold free and fair elections only with candidates who respect the rule of law and want liberty for their people. Dictators around the world ignore the voices of their people at their own peril."