Congress plans to hit liberals where they bleed the most by cutting funds in a State Department operating against the nation’s interest under President Obama.
The president and his State Department underlings joined the world in attacking Israel last month. The Obama administration coordinated back-room deals that led to a United Nations resolution condemning Israel settlements in disputed territory with the Palestinian Authority.
A group of Republican lawmakers is hitting back. They’re pushing legislation for the United States to formally move its embassy into Jerusalem as a show of support for Israel and a blatant fist-pump to the Arab-Muslim nations that want to destroy the US ally.
The Obama administration, like previous administrations, does not formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city and has worked to stymie efforts to move the US embassy there, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
While Congress first approved legislation to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in 1995, the new bill threatens to cut State Department funding until the relocation is complete.
The effort is being spearheaded by Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), and Dean Heller (R., Nev.), all of whom support efforts by the incoming Trump administration to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem after years of debate.
“Unfortunately, the Obama administration’s vendetta against the Jewish state has been so vicious that to even utter this simple truth – let alone the reality that Jerusalem is the appropriate venue for the American embassy in Israel – is shocking in some circles,” Cruz said in a statement.
But it is finally time to cut through the double-speak and broken promises and do what Congress said we should do in 1995: formally move our embassy to the capital of our great ally Israel.
Rubio championed the bill in a statement, saying it will finally close loopholes that have permitted the Obama administration to ignore congressional calls to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital.
“Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state of Israel, and that’s where America’s embassy belongs,” Rubio said. “It’s time for Congress and the president-elect to eliminate the loophole that has allowed presidents in both parties to ignore U.S. law and delay our embassy’s rightful relocation to Jerusalem for over two decades.”
Congressional lawmakers are finally standing up to Obama’s liberal, anti-American policies and actions.
They, like the American people, are emboldened by President-elect Donald Trump who does not back down from being American.
The world should take notice.
Source: The Washington Free Beacon