- Rep. Eshoo posted the following to Facebook: "Two years ago, I led the successful bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives to break 100 years of U.S. silence and recognize the Armenian Genocide. Today, President Biden did what no other president has done
he recognized the tragedy and called it what it is: a genocide.
Between 1915 and 1923, 1.5 million Armenians, and hundreds of thousands of Assyrians, Greeks, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians were systematically slaughtered at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. The Presidents acknowledgment of this tragedy gives the families of those victims, including my own, closure. The Presidents words also restore U.S. leadership to human rights and the condemnation of such atrocities.
Thank you, President Joe Biden, for your historic leadership, courage, and integrity." View the Facebook post here. 04/24/21
- Rep. Eshoo tweeted "Two years ago, I led the successful bipartisan effort in the House to break 100 years of U.S. silence and recognize the #ArmenianGenocide.
Today, @POTUS did what no other president has done
he recognized the tragedy and called it what it is: a genocide.|Biden calls mass killing of Armenians a genocide in break with predecessors https://washingtonpost.com/national-security/armenia-genocide-biden-turkey/2021/04/24/b0f2394a-a46a-11eb-8a6d-f1b55f463112_story.html
" View the tweet here. 04/22/21
- Rep. Eshoo tweeted "Together, with over 100 of my colleagues, I urged @POTUS to do what no U.S. President has done: recognize the Armenian Genocide that killed 1.5 million people. Grieving victims and their families, including mine, need this closure.|BREAKING: Over 100 U.S. House Representatives Urge President Joe Biden @POTUS to Recognize the Armenian Genocide" View the tweet here. 04/22/21
- Rep. Eshoo tweeted "In 2019, I brought a the Armenian Genocide resolution to the floor of the House of Representatives and after 100 years of silence, Congress passed this acknowledgement. Now it's time for the President to join us and recognize this horrible mass slaughter of innocent people." View the tweet here.