Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., chairman of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's address "a sadistic tease" and predicted that demonstrations could turn violent.
"He just lit the final fuse," Ackerman said in an interview on MSNBC TV. "And now I think the situation is going to verge on the explosive over the next 24 hours."
Listen to Ackerman's comments:
Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., expresses shock over President Hosni Mubarak's speech, calling it a "sadistic" move.