REP LIEU SPEAKS IN SUPPORT OF RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) delivered remarks on the House floor supporting a House resolution to formally acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.
Congressman Lieu’s remarks as prepared:
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Thank you Chairman Engel and Chairman Smith for your leadership.
The United States of America should never be afraid to tell the truth and yet for too long, we did not recognize Armenian Genocide. That ends today.
The House of Representatives is going to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Over a century ago, the Ottoman Empire began a plan to systematically exterminate Armenians from their land.
1.5 million Armenians were killed across the Turkish countryside
No amount of revisionist history or lobbying can change those facts.
Today is a historic day. Today we tell the truth and we honor the victims of the Armenian Genocide.