Thank you, Congressman Cuellar

You’re a terrible Congressperson but maybe your crimes will call attention to Azerbaijan’s genocide of Armenians

Alyson Chadwick
7 min readMay 6, 2024
Here’s Henry Cuellar doing a great Nixon impression

With the world’s attention focused on Israel/Gaza and Ukraine/Russia, it can be hard to get anyone to focus on other crises. The genocide against the Uyghurs. The military junta in Myanmar and the plight of the Rohingya. The unfolding crisis in Sudan. The second Armenian genocide in Azerbaijan. My hope is that Congressman Cuellar’s criminality might create some space to talk about what is happening to Armenians in Azerbaijan.

I don’t like Henry Cuellar. Not even a little bit. When he won his primary in 2022 by just over 300 votes, I was sad. Sure, Cuellar caucuses with the Democrats but that’s about all he does to show he is one. He’s anti-choice. His positions on gun control mirror those of Wayne LaPierre. His immigration views defy logic. When he leaves Congress, my only thought will be, “Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.”

Now, it seems Cuellar has more in common with New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez than anyone else on Capitol Hill. Cuellar, like Mendendez, and his wife, Imelda, have been indicted for bribery. Who bribed them? A bank in Mexico City and the government of Azerbaijan. That’s what got me interested.

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Alyson Chadwick

I am a sports and news junkie, writer and comedian. I spent at least one lifetime working in politics. http://bit.ly/3HcFKGb