Mikayel Israyelyan showed his support for Adam Schiff by throwing the Congressman a fundraising dinner at his Romanov Restaurant & Lounge in Studio City on Thursday night.
The Muse Lifestyle Group CEO organized the private dinner and even gave a speech during the event.
He said: “Adam Schiff has been our voice in Congress over the years in attempts to get the Armenian Genocide recognized as that – Genocide. We need to support his upcoming campaign because of all the great work he has done for Armenians over the years.”
In his own speech, Schiff said: “I am deeply indebted to the Armenian community and have a great love and admiration to its people because they have welcomed me as a family member. I have been so fortunate to have a great relationship with the Armenian community even before my first days in office.
“Frankly, I have such a connection because my community has so many parallels with the Armenian community. I am Jewish. I come from a community like the Armenian community that has had its own Genocide, and one who has hostile neighbors that impose difficult challenges.”
Other supporters at the dinner included Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, Jacklin Boyadjian, Executive Director at the Armenian Bar Association, Robert Vinokur and Israyelyan’s Business Partner at Muse Lifestyle Group.