Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that while a political solution is still possible, "it has been made much, much harder, much more complicated."
"The path toward violence leads only to greater instability, economic disaster and suffering," Kerry said
He also called for an end to Egypt's new state of emergency, which prevents freedom of peaceful assembly and due process.
U.S. still considering its strategy
But as far as firm actions, the United States' game plan has yet to be drawn.
The Pentagon is mulling whether to halt or delay arms exports.
But as leaders in Washington mull their options, Americans overwhelmingly support staying out of the unrest, according to a recent United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.
Almost eight in 10 Americans (78%) said the United States should "mostly stay out of events" in Egypt, according to the poll. But 16% said the U.S. should "do more" to end the violence.
The desire to stay out of Egypt's affairs might be connected to the fact that a majority of Americans feel what happens in the country isn't very important to U.S. interests.
According to a Pew Research Center poll, 61% of Americans say what happens in Egypt is somewhat important or not important, while 36% say it is very important.
But ultimately, it's up to Egyptians to find a peaceful resolution between the military-backed interim government and those who want Morsy back.
"The role the United States had tried to play as mediator between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood to try to find some kind of compromise is now moot," said Wright, the Middle East analyst. "There's not much the United States can do."