(THE HILL) Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday blasted neoconservatives for supporting a “military junta” in Egypt and argued the United States should cut off foreign aid to the country.

The tweets come on the heels of a weekend op-ed Paul penned for The Washington Times, in which the senator — who has hinted at a 2016 presidential run — bemoaned that “American tax dollars flow no matter which despot rules” in the nation.

More than 40 people died and 300 more were injured in a fight Monday between the Egyptian Army and pro-Muslim Brotherhood protestors backing ex-Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military last week.

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