U.S. Republican Senate candidates Tom Campbell and Chuck DeVore both said they believe the Armenian Genocide should be recognized during a town-hall debate on March 30 at Brandman University in Irvine, California.
During the townhall, the two candidates were asked where they stood on the issue by members of the Armenian Youth Federation’s Orange County ‘Ashod Yergat’ chapter.
The two candidates where asked whether they agreed that the Ottoman Turkish government committed a genocide against the Armenian people by AYF member Nora Goudikian, who’s question and the candidates’ responses were covered by Fox News in their nightly broadcast of the event.
In response to her questions, DeVore and Campbell agreed that history cannot be changed and that the genocide did actually occur. Both candidates spoke about of the modern day necessity for recognizing the crime and stressed that both of them are very well aware of the Armenian people and their concern over Turkey’s ongoing denial of the genocide.
Below is footage from the townhall covering both candidates’ responses to Gourdikian’s question.
Below is coverage of the town hall from Fox 11 News. The Armenian Genocide is mentioned 1 minute into the segment.