According to a report from Axios this Thursday, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) was directed by the White House to block a resolution formally recognizing Turkey’s genocide of the Armenian people. Cramer’s move marks the third time the Trump administration has directed a GOP senator to block the resolution.
The move was met with widespread condemnation, some of which came from former GOP state Rep. Cole Wist (CO), who accused the White House of attempting to “whitewash history.”
“The fact that the Trump White House would go to these extreme lengths to prop up a brutal dictator and whitewash history is an outrageous moral failure,” Wist tweeted. “I am not sure how this bunch sleeps at night. What an embarrassing episode for America.”
The fact that the Trump White House would go to these extreme lengths to prop up a brutal dictator and whitewash history is an outrageous moral failure. I am not sure how this bunch sleeps at night. What an embarrassing episode for America. #ArmenianGenocide https://t.co/KQLEUv6Kas
— Cole Wist (@colewist) December 5, 2019
Others on Twitter expressed similar sentiments:
The U.S. needs to break its silence and recognize the Armenian Genocide. Truth matters. History matters. https://t.co/dsfsmgAo88
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) December 5, 2019
WHAT TRUMP GETS – Trump Tower Istanbul
WHAT ERDOGEN GETS – Block on condemnation for Armenian genocide
WHAT AMERICA GETS – A pro-genocide President https://t.co/nk0X7y7omy
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) December 5, 2019
Because there is no chance at all Erdogan is not using the same excuses to cover up the brutality of his militias in attacking Kurds, Yazidis, & other minorities….https://t.co/Lqj9TDJPVM
— Irina Tsukerman (@irinatsukerman) December 5, 2019
— Andy Kenareki (@AndyKenareki) December 5, 2019
According to CNN’s Haley Byrd, Cramer said that he “doesn’t plan to object [to the proposal] again and predicts it will pass.”
“I don’t know that it can be an objected to much longer,” the North Dakota Republican reportedly said.
Lincoln Project’s new ad brutally smacks GOP cowardice
The Lincoln Project released a new ad comparing the courage of Black protesters with the cowardice of Republican senators.
The new campaign ad shows Black Lives Matter protesters carrying signs peacefully walk past a group of armed white men during a demonstration last month in rural Crown Point, Indiana -- and contrasts their bravery to GOP senators scurrying past reporters seeking comment about President Donald Trump's conduct.
"Vote for courage," the ad says.
Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen explains that Republican lawmakers have the authority to hold Trump accountable, but they refuse to do so.
Joe Biden to air first general-election TV ads in Texas as polls show increasingly close race against President Donald Trump
Joe Biden is launching his first general-election TV ads in Texas as a growing number of polls show a close presidential race here.
As part of a four-state ad buy that Biden's campaign is announcing Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee is going up with a 60-second spot in Texas that addresses the increasingly dire coronavirus situation here.
Restaurant owner kicks out ‘crazy’ Trump supporter who flashed a gun at employee who asked him to wear a mask
A supporter of President Donald Trump was recently kicked out of a barbecue joint in Kansas after he flashed a gun at an employee who asked him to wear a face mask.
The Kansas City Star reports that a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat walked into the RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack in Mission, Kansas last week without wearing a face mask.
When he was asked to wear one by worker Arlo Kinsey, he said that he had an "exemption" to Kansas's statewide mask order -- after which he pulled up his shirt and revealed he was carrying a holstered gun.