Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mark Udall and Ed Perlmutter called Armenian genocide defectors

In April, Senator Mark Udall marked the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide with a strongly worded statement. But these words didn't satisfy Rocky Mountain Hye Advocates, an organization trying to get all members of the Colorado congressional delegation to support a national Aremenian genocide resolution.

RMHA has issued a report card on these efforts, and both Udall and Representative Ed Perlmutter are described as "Armenian genocide defectors" for failing to co-sponsor such a resolution, which became complicated by a border deal involving Armenia and Turkey.

As for current candidates, the group grades each on his or her statements regarding co-sponsorship of the resolution and their willingness to place such a pledge on campaign websites, where accountability can be measured. On the senate side, Andrew Romanoff and Ken Buck come in for special praise, while Michael Bennet and Jane Norton earn incompletes. Among House of Representatives hopefuls, Perlmutter is joined in the dunce-cap brigade by Betsy Markey, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman and Lang Sias, who has thus far failed to respond to the outfit's entreaties. And you can bet there'll be more of them.    More -

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