Saturday, 9 August 2008

US Congressman Cohen shoves Armenian-American cameraman

According to The Scorecard, "Cohen has been one of the top congressional targets for the Armenian-American community because he opposed legislation that would have condemned Turkey for committing genocide against Armenians during World War I. Armenian-Americans have given Cohen’s opponent, Nikki Tinker, about $30,000 in campaign donations."

Citing Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region (ANCA - Western Region, reports that "Capitol Hill Police and local Memphis law enforcement have launched separate investigations of Congressman Steve Cohen’s forced removal of Armenian American journalist Peter Musurlian from an August 6th press conference."

1 comment:

Ani said...

I thought I knew his name--strangely, the Cohen-Tinker campaign was a topic of a NYTimes opinion page column today, but I guess it just shows that there wasn't much of a choice for the Memphis voters! (Note that columnist Bob Herbert is African American, writing about Ms. Tinker, also African American.)