December 22, 2010 - 09:59 AMT
Obama hasn’t made calls to Congressional leaders to halt H.Res.252 passage

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that President Barack Obama has not made calls to Congressional leaders to halt the passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H. Res. 252, the current iteration of the Armenian Genocide bill pending in Congress.

When asked what the president’s reaction was to a recent letter from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who expressed serious concern about the Genocide resolution, the impact of its passage on future relations with Turkey, or whether the President had called Speaker Nancy Pelosi to oppose the resolution, Gibbs, in his briefing was indifferent, at best.

“Well, obviously our relationship - our bilateral relationship with Turkey is enormously important. I do not know that the President - I do not believe that the President has made any calls specifically on this, and I think his views on this are known,” Gibbs said in response to the inquiry.