Congressmen reintroduce bill to honor 'Righteous Gentile' Roddie Edmonds


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Historical marker in Knoxville, Tenn., for Roddie Edmonds, Nov. 12, 2020.

(JNS) - Both houses of Congress reintroduced legislation this week to honor the late Roddie Edmonds, who put his life in danger to save Jews during World War II and the Holocaust, and is one of five Americans Yad Vashem names as "Righteous Among the Nations."

Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) put the bill up again in the House after an unsuccessful bid last session. This time is different, he told JNS.

"I've been here a little longer. I've got a little more seniority, and I know a few more people," he said. "It's not a partisan issue."

Burchett noted that the two Jewish members of Tennessee's congre...

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