Abstention on Armenian genocide vote vexes supporters of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar
October 31, 2019
John Parker-Der Boghossian spent Tuesday afternoon closely watching C-SPAN and Twitter with anticipation as the U.S. House considered a historic resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide of a century ago. When he saw a "present" vote pop up on the screen, he was perplexed.
"Who votes 'present' on a genocide resolution?" he thought.