U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), one of the most pro-Israel members of the Senate, praised President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and eventually locate the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem:
“I applaud President Trump for officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and beginning the process of moving our embassy to the Holy City. Not since supporting the creation of Israel in 1947 has the United States done more to uphold our strategic and long-standing ally, Israel. As an original cosponsor of the legislation that prompted this action, I look forward to supporting him and his administration over the next few years as they begin the process of moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
“For over two decades, presidents of both parties have delayed the implementation of the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, leading to confusion about U.S. policy and preventing meaningful progress to forming a lasting peace. With his clear commitment to Israel, President Trump is once again showing the world he’s prepared to take decisive action and restore the United States to being the undisputed leader of the free world.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe was an original cosponsor of the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act.