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.