Hillary Clinton has added her voice to the growing chorus of political leaders pressing the Obama administration to declare that Christians, along with other religious minorities in the Middle East, are facing genocide at the hands of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

At a campaign event in New Hampshire Tuesday night, a voter asked Clinton, “Will you join those leaders, faith leaders, and secular leaders and political leaders from both the right and the left, in calling what is happening by its proper name: Genocide?”

Following months of wavering on the issue, Clinton said she would.

“I will because we now have enough evidence,” she replied.

The Islamic State group’s actions, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination said, are “deliberately aimed at destroying not only the lives, but wiping out the existence of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East in territory controlled by ISIS.”

Clinton’s comments came less than a week after a bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the State Department to include Christians in any formal recognition of genocide in the region. They fear the administration may only recognize members of the Yazidi community – who practice a syncretistic faith incorporating elements of the three Abrahamic religions along with other ancient beliefs — as meeting the strict criteria for genocide.

The letter states that “Christians and other minorities have faced mass murder, crucifixions, sexual slavery, torture, beheadings, the kidnapping of children, and other violence deliberately calculated to eliminate their communities.”

The Obama administration has stalled in labeling the persecution of Christians, a move that could prompt increased military intervention or require allowing more refugees to settle in the United States.

But in his Christmas Day message, Obama noted the challenges facing Middle Eastern Christians.

“In some areas of the Middle East where church bells have rung for centuries on Christmas Day, this year they will be silent; this silence bears tragic witness to the brutal atrocities committed against these communities by ISIL,” he said.

Earlier this month, a group of 30 religious leaders, including Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl, sent a similar letter to Kerry, expressing support for the genocide designation of the Yazidi people, but urging the administration to include Christians as well.

That call echoed a call from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, which in a Dec. 7 statement urged the administration “to designate the Christian, Yazidi, Shi’a, Turkmen, and Shabak communities of Iraq and Syria as victims of genocide.”

Pope Francis has made highlighting the global plight of Christians a hallmark of his papacy, and earlier this year he condemned violence against Christians earlier this year, labeling it as akin to genocide.

“In this third world war, waged piecemeal, which we are now experiencing, a form of genocide is taking place, and it must end,” he said.

Clinton joins fellow Democrat presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, who trails badly in polls, and several GOP White House hopefuls in labeling anti-Christian persecution in the Middle East genocide.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, for example, also said Tuesday that he considers what is happening in Iraq and Syria to be genocide, telling an Iowa voter that, “unlike this president, the one we have now, I’m going to call it for what it is. It’s a genocide.”

In November, a State Department official told a Congressional panel that a decision on which groups would be recognized as facing genocide would be made “very shortly.”

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.