Mike Honda Asks Coble to Sign Resolution of Remembrance for WWII Internment
California Congressman Mike Honda, who spent part of his childhood in a US internment camp for Japanese-Americans, has personally asked Howard Coble to sign onto a resolution that would have Congress recognize February 19 as a day of remembrance for the WWII-era policy.
Honda met Coble yesterday as they went about their business in the House and asked him to sign the resolution, which marks the date -- February 19, 1942 -- that FDR signed Executive Order 9066 to lock up his fellow Americans. Coble has not responded to an earlier request by Honda and Reps. Matsui and Wu for a private meeting to discuss his remarks in support of the internment policy, although he did later say the policy had been wrong.
"[Coble] said he would consider signing on to it," said Honda's communications director Ruben Pulido after yesterday's encounter. "That would go a long way" to making up for his earlier misstatements, said Pulido.
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