Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., criticized Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday for his move this week to exempt his decrees from judicial review, a position that has met with widespread criticism in Egypt.

"This kind of power is unacceptable to the United States of America," McCain said on Fox News Sunday.

McCain said the U.S. "can outline what actions might be taken" by the country's judiciary system to limit Morsi. But first, McCain said, the U.S. must "condemn" Morsi's actions.

McCain justified an American role by bringing up U.S. aid to Egypt, saying Morsi's actions are not "what the American taxpayers expect" from a developing democracy.

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