Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called on the United States to suspend aid to the Egyptian military as the country grapples with clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

“We have to suspend aid to Egyptian military because the military has overturned the vote of the people,” McCain said Friday according to Al Jazeera. “We cannot repeat the same mistakes that we made in other times of our history by supporting removal of freely elected governments.”

McCain said that Washington should demand the Egyptian arm set a timetable for elections and for making a new constitution, the network said.

“And then we should evaluate whether to continue with aid or not,” he said.