Westerman: “Allegations of Genocide Should be Investigated and Those Responsible Should be Brought to Justice”

June 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement upon passage of H.R. 390, the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017:

“The ongoing conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and the civil war in Syria have resulted in untold atrocities,” Westerman said. “Evidence of genocide against Christians, Yazidis, and other minority groups in these conflicts have gone largely unreported. That is why I joined my House colleagues today and voted for passage of H.R. 390. Allegations of genocide should be investigated and those responsible should be brought to justice. We should do all we can do aid those that have been the target of such atrocious crimes.”