Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement applauding the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem:

“I would like to commend President Trump for moving our embassy to Jerusalem. Every nation should have the right to choose its own capital, and the president’s decision simply recognized this reality. It’s also fitting that this historic action took place 70 years to the day that President Truman recognized Israel as an independent country. I urge other countries to follow the Unites States’ lead and locate their embassies in Israel’s eternal capital.”