Eshoo: Time for Passing Genocide Resolution Never More Right

Will bring issue up with Obama on March 30

NEW YORK (A.W.)—“The time for passing the Genocide Resolution has never been more right,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) on March 28.

Eshoo was delivering her keynote address at the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Eastern USA’s Centennial Gala Banquet at the Yale Club in New York.

“I will be meeting with the president on Monday [March 30] evening and I am going to again raise this issue [of Armenian Genocide recognition] with him,” she noted.

“The denial continues every minute Congress does not recognize it,” Eshoo said, stressing that “when you deny the truth, you sanction a lie.”

Although “it’s tempting to say the time is right for the governments of the U.S. and Turkey to put the lie aside,” the Congresswoman noted that it is always the right time to speak the truth. She called on the U.S. to live out—in the words of Lincoln—“the better angels of our nature” and to recognize the truth.

The Armenian Weekly will provide in-depth coverage of the ARS Gala Banquet later this week.

Dr. Khatchig Mouradian

Dr. Khatchig Mouradian

Khatchig Mouradian is the Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist at the Library of Congress and a lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. He also serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the project on Armenian Genocide Denial at the Global Institute for Advanced Studies, New York University. Mouradian is the author of The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918, published in 2021. The book has received the Syrian Studies Association “Honourable Mention 2021.” In 2020, Mouradian was awarded a Humanities War & Peace Initiative Grant from Columbia University. He is the co-editor of a forthcoming book on late-Ottoman history, and the editor of the peer-reviewed journal The Armenian Review.

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