White House Had Lindsey Graham Block Resolution On Armenia Genocide To Placate Visiting Turkish President

The Daily Beast reports:

Senior White House staff asked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to block the resolution that would officially recognize the Armenian genocide passed by the House in October because it was likely to infuriate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Graham confirmed to Axios that after he was asked to block the measure, he said, “Sure.” “The only reason I did it is because Erdogan was still in town… that would’ve been poor timing,” Graham told Axios. “I’m trying to salvage the relationship if possible.”

Read the full Axios report.