It’s hard to remember sometimes, sitting in New York, that Jeb Bush is still capable of engaging the media, but apparently CBS Miami still has a soft spot for him, right down to his latest musings about President Obama, Obamacare, and the closing of the U.S. Embassy in the Vatican:
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has not typically been one to repeat wild conspiracy theories in the past. But that’s exactly what he did this week when he repeated a wild story making the rounds on the fringes of the right wing.
“Why would our President close our Embassy to the Vatican?” Jeb Bush tweeted. “Hopefully, it is not retribution for Catholic organizations opposing Obamacare.”
There are several factual problems with the statement made by Bush, namely the United State isn’t closing its Embassy to the Vatican.
No foreign country has an embassy in Vatican City proper because there isn’t room. Foreign embassies are actually located in the city of Rome, according to the U.S. State Department.
What the United State is doing is moving its Vatican embassy in Rome from its current location, which was described by the State Departmentas a “decidedly ugly, slab-sided, unprepossessing building in Rome.”
The new U.S. Embassy to the Vatican will be on the compound of the U.S. Embassy to Italy. The Embassy to the Vatican will have its own building, own entrance and be separate from the Embassy to Italy and separate from the U.S. Mission to the U.N. office in Rome, according to the State Department…
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