Congressman Rooney Statement on U.N. vote rejecting United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on the United Nations vote rejecting the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“President Trump and Ambassador Haley are right to stop financially rewarding United Nations member countries who vote to condemn the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Countries that depend on and expect American assistance and aid, yet undermine our strategic objectives, deserve neither. Furthermore, violent criminal behavior by terrorists and radical Islamists should not be appeased by abridging our right to locate United States diplomatic facilities where we feel they most effectively serve our strategic interests.”