Scott comments on President’s Announcement regarding Jerusalem
On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued a statement supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Scott said, “The fact is, for all intents and purposes, Jerusalem is and has been the capital of Israel. Their legislature is seated there, as well as their Prime Minister. Congress has repeatedly voted in a bipartisan manner in favor of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the President has made the right decision to formalize that recognition. I look forward to our embassy moving there as security and staffing are ramped up, as well as strengthening our relationship with Israel as efforts to find peace in the region continue.” In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which states that the United States should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and locate the U.S. Embassy, currently in Tel Aviv, in Jerusalem. Earlier this year, the Senate passed a resolution reaffirming the Jerusalem Embassy Act.