"In a shocking show of violence, the Turkish government tried to trample on my rights and your rights and our rights," said Rep. Jim McGovern, Massachusetts Democrat. "They showed their disdain for peaceful protests. They showed brutality when faced with people who disagree with them, who believe in the reality of the Armenian genocide. People who believe in the reality of freedom of religion in Turkey. People who believe in minority rights in Turkey and the security of Greece and Cyprus."