Jeb Bush Perpetuates Myth That Obama Is Closing the Vatican Embassy
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) called out President Barack Obama for closing the U.S. embassy to the Vatican, questioning whether the decision was political “retribution” for Catholic opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
Bush tweeted about the closure on Wednesday evening:
However, the Vatican Embassy isn’t actually closing.
Last week, the State Department announced that it would be moving the embassy from its standalone Vatican facility to a larger compound shared with the U.S. Embassy in Italy, as well as the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. According to Religion News Service, the move is anticipated to save the government $1.4 million a year.