Congress Overrides Obama’s Veto of Bill Letting 9/11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia

From Fox News.

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of a bipartisan bill letting families of Sept. 11 victims sue the Saudi Arabian government, in the first successful veto override of Obama’s presidency.

Marking a significant defeat for the White House, the House ensured the bill will become law after voting 348-77 to override Wednesday afternoon. This followed a 97-1 vote hours earlier in the Senate.

Despite last-ditch warnings from the Obama administration that the legislation could hurt national security and was “badly misguided,” lawmakers dismissed the concerns.

“This bill is about respecting the voices and rights of American victims,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on the Senate floor moments before Wednesday’s vote in that chamber, pushed back hard on Saudi government objections to the legislation.

“It’s very simple. If the Saudis were culpable, they should be held accountable. If they had nothing to do with 9/11, they have nothing to fear,” Schumer said.

My god, Chuckie actually had a glimmer of moral integrity. For a change.

Despite an expectation that Congress would override, the White House made a last-ditch attempt to fight it. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Reid, Obama warned the bill could cause chaos in U.S. foreign affairs, as other countries would use the measure to justify the creation of ways to target “U.S. policies and activities that they oppose.”

“As a result, our nation and its armed forces, State Department, intelligence officials and others may find themselves subject to lawsuits in foreign courts.” Obama wrote in a letter delivered Tuesday.

Like he gives a fuck about American citizens. His foreign policy, especially toward muzzie extremists, has been nothing short of treasonous.

Suing the Saudi shitbags won’t bring real justice. They’re some of the worst terrorist facilitators on the planet.  After 9/11, we should have bombed them first.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by John D. Egbert on 29/09/2016 at 10:29

    Re the last sentence of your post: We should have immediately made Mecca a smoking hole in the ground, followed closely by giving Medina the same treatment. Then proceed to reduce every city and town in the muslim world in descending order of population until they give up — even unto the last chicken and goat if need be.

    Wonder how many MOABs it would take.

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