United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Friday, sent a letter to President Joe Biden seeking clarity on whether the United States will keep the American Embassy in Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem.
The letter comes after the U.S. Senate passed the Hagerty-Inhofe Amendment on Thursday night to ensure the U.S. Embassy remains in Jerusalem, 97 to 3.
Yet on Friday during a press briefing, the White House refused to answer whether it would follow U.S. law—the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995—and maintain the embassy in its current location.
This creates a discrepancy between two branches of our government.
“Israel is a fellow democracy, a vibrant and dynamic economic partner, and our most important ally in the Middle East. Please do not hesitate any longer to confirm that you will continue to implement U.S. law and maintain the American Embassy in Jerusalem, the eternal and undivided capital of the Jewish State of Israel,” Senator Hagerty wrote.