President Trump just decided to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Democrats are not happy.
Senator Dianne Feinstein seems to have a love-hate relationship with Trump. She has previously said she doesn’t want the president to fail. On other occasions, Feinstein has vocalized her displeasure with his choices. Tuesday was one of those times.
The California senator sent out a tweet on President Trump’s impending announcement about Israel. “Reports indicate the president will move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” she wrote. “I wrote him last week to explain why that would be a terrible decision.”
To illustrate her point, Feinstein attached the memo she sent the president warning him he was making a mistake. “…relocating our embassy to Jerusalem will spark violence and embolden extremists on both sides of the debate,” the memo read in part.
There is just one problem with Feinstein’s objection and ultimately it proves her opposition is about President Trump. You see, the good senator voted in favor of moving the embassy 22 years ago.
Move that Embassy
In 1995, the Jerusalem Embassy Act passed the Senate in a vote of 93-5, with one senator abstaining. The intent of the legislation was clear from the beginning. “A bill to provide for the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and for other purposes,” it read. A similar bill passed the House that same year.
So, why are Democrats acting like President Trump’s decision is the end of the world? It’s not like Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews were peacefully co-existing when they voted yes two decades ago.
Democrats like Feinstein are unhappy because Trump’s decision is the end of their world. It is an attack on their authority. They really shouldn’t be surprised. President Trump is a risk-taker with little time for virtue signaling.