House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem:
“Today the President recognized a reality: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The House and Senate have on three separate occasions supported recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, including by enacting the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995 to move the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. If acknowledging truth inspires violence, it is those who commit the violence, not the truth, that are at fault.”
NOTE: The House and Senate have voted on three separate occasions to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
- The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995
- H. Con Res. 152 in 1997, which passed unanimously out of the House
- And most recently, S.Res. 176, where Republicans and Democrats in the Senate voted unanimously just this past June in favor of the decision President Trump announced today.