Palm Coast, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today sent a letter, along with 12 of his colleagues, to President Donald Trump urging him to fulfill his promise of relocating the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capital of Jerusalem. Read the letter here. Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act, the President must either announce his decision to relocate the embassy or issue a six-month waiver by December 1, 2017.
"The President has been an unwavering advocate for our friends and allies in Israel," DeSantis said. "However, Israel remains the only nation in the world where an American embassy is not located in its chosen capital city. Rectifying this error and moving our embassy to Jerusalem will strengthen the positive relationship that President Trump has cultivated with Israel. President Trump has promised that it is a question of when, not if, he will chose to relocate the American embassy and it is my sincere hope that the President fulfills this promise in December."
DeSantis and 101 of his colleagues previously sent a letter to Trump asking him to immediately move the embassy upon assuming office. You can find a copy of the letter here. Additionally, DeSantis, as Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, recently held a hearing to discuss the benefits and challenges of relocating the embassy. Watch his opening statement here.