Tillerson Asked to Halt Gun Sale to Turkey After D.C. Attack

Posted: Jun 01, 2017 6:30 PM

Americans were incensed after seeing photos and videos of Turkish security guards beating up activists who were protesting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's arrival at the White House last month. The shocking footage showed American protesters bloodied by his security detail. Several were sent to the hospital with severe injuries.

The State Department condemned the attacks and arrested some of Erdogan's security personnel.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee wants the Trump administration to take more steps to show Turkey we are not going to sit idly by after Erdogan's bodyguards bloodied Americans on our own soil. On Thursday, Chairman Ed Royce urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to halt the U.S.'s planned gun sale to Turkey.

Amazingly, Turkey has demanded an apology from us for seeking justice for the injured Americans.

The White House has yet to respond to last month's bloody brawl.