SACRAMENTO, CA – In commemoration of the 95th anniversary of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today called on Congress and President Obama to recognize the Armenian Genocide and pass the Armenian Genocide Resolution.
“There are periods in our history that are dark and horrible. They reveal the evil that exists in our world and underscore the atrocities that humankind is capable of committing.
“Today, as we remember the beginning of the mass deportations into an unforgiving desert, slaughter and genocide of more than 1 million innocent Armenians, let us also pledge never to forget the victims of these acts of violence and murder. It is our duty to acknowledge the contemptible, premeditated crimes and horrible acts of genocide that were committed by the Ottoman Turks when they drove Armenians from their ancestral homeland during this dark period of human history. At the same time, let us also shine a light on the hatred, evil and intolerance that continue to live on in our world today.
“In that spirit, I today call on Congress and President Obama to join me in recognizing the Armenian Genocide and to act swiftly in passing the Armenian Genocide Resolution.”
House Resolution 252 was introduced by Congressman Adam Schiff on March 17, 2009. The resolution calls on the president to ensure that the United States’ foreign policy “reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing and genocide documented in the United States record relating to the Armenian Genocide.” H. Res. 252 passed the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on March 4 by a vote of 23 to 22.