GOP senators introduce bill forcing Trump’s hand on moving embassy to Jerusalem
ed note–the obvious question is glaringly apparent and therefore doesn’t need to be asked, but we’ll ask it anyway–
If indeed–as we have been told by a whole gaggle of ‘experts’ within this ‘movement’–that Trump is ‘owned by the Jews’, why then it is necessary to bind him legally into doing something which–if indeed these ‘experts’ are correct and he is in fact ‘owned by the Jews’–he is inclined to do anyway? What do Israeli firsters such as Rubio and Cruz (as well as their bosses in Tel Aviv) know about Trump an his plans that others don’t know?
AS we say here often–chess, not checkers
Three Republican senators have introduced a bill that would force the president to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
The bill introduced Tuesday by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Dean Heller of Nevada and Ted Cruz of Texas would remove the presidential waiver from the 1995 law passed by Congress recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and mandating the move from Tel Aviv.
Successive presidents have exercised the waiver every six months, most recently President Barack Obama in December. They cite national security reasons over concerns that a move would lead to Islamist and Arab nationalist attacks on Americans and their allies in the region.
The bill would slash in half the funds that Congress disburses to the State Department for building, securing and maintaining embassies until the embassy opens in Jerusalem.
President-elect Donald Trump has said he would move the embassy to Jerusalem, but his transition team said declaring a timeline for a move would be inappropriate until Trump becomes president on Jan. 20.
Rubio and Cruz lost to Trump in the Republican presidential primaries.
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