In case you needed yet another bit of proof as to which side the Obama administration’s loyalties lay.
Press Secretary Earnest welcomes passport ruling at Supreme Court, saying it gives president authority to recognize borders.
The White House on Tuesday relished the US Supreme Court ruling the day before, which sided with US President Barack Obama in striking down a Congressional law calling to have Jerusalem recognized as part of Israel on American passports.
“We welcome the Supreme Court’s important decision yesterday in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, which reaffirms the long-established authority of the president to recognize foreign states, their governments, and their territorial boundaries,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.
Celebrating the powers granted to the president by the ruling, he added, “the court’s decision upholds the president’s long-standing authority to make these sensitive recognition determinations as part of his conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy.”
According to Earnest, the Supreme Court decision “confirms that the president’s recognition determinations should be accurately reflected in official documents and sensitive diplomatic communications, including passports.”
Full article: White House Celebrates ‘Jerusalem Not Israel’ Ruling (Arutz Sheva 7)