President Obama isn't the only American statesman traveling in the Muslim world today: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is, at this very moment, leading a congressional delegation to the Middle East. McConnell has reportedly met with the president of Egypt, as did another delegation led by Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO), according to the same report, posted online by geopolitical news outlet ISRIA. Accompanying McConnell are GOP Sens. Saxby Chambliss (GA), John Barrasso (WY), and James Risch (ID).
The group will meet with foreign officials "regarding political, economic and military/security issues affecting bilateral relations," according to McConnell's office, which would not elaborate on the purpose of the trip, where else the group will go, or when the senators will return. McConnell's delegation left the U.S. on Saturday.