Statement of Congressman Adam Schiff

“I am deeply disappointed in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) decision to fire Andrew Tarsy, the organization’s New England regional director, for speaking candidly about the Armenian Genocide. I have great respect for the good work ADL does and its proud history. However, this decision does not reflect well on the organization and compound’s the error of failing to speak candidly about the past with firing someone who did. This decision draws an unfortunate parallel with the actions of the U.S. State Department when it recalled Ambassador John Evans for speaking honestly about the Armenian Genocide. I hope that the membership of the ADL will demand that its leadership reconsider this ill-conceived decision, reinstate Mr. Tarsy, and resolve to speak with clarity on the dark facts of the Genocide as it has so courageously spoken out against other barbaric acts of the past.”

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