Live on CNN, Rep. Ted Lieu calls for US recognition of Armenian Genocide

Rep. Ted Lieu

(Armradio)-Speaking on CNN’s The Situation Room , Rep. Ted Lieu has urged the United States to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

“Not only should we have sanctions against Turkey. It’s also time that we formally recognize the Armenian genocide,” Rep. Ted Lieu  told Wolf Blitzer  on CNN Situation Room.

Earlier this week Lieu took to Twitter to call for Armenian Genocide recognition.

“Now would be a good time for the United States to recognize the Armenian Genocide,” he said.

“For too long, presidents like Donald Trump, were too afraid to acknowledge this historical truth out of respect for Turkey. Turkey no longer deserves our respect or our assistance,” the lawmaker added.