At least our Senate has respect for the families of 9/11 victims. Let’s see if Obama will throw a hissy-fit. Do you think they did the right thing?
The U.S. Senate votes to override Obama veto of bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia for alleged backing of attackers.
It is the first time in Obama’s nearly eight years in office that one of his vetoes will be overturned.
Obama opposes the bill because he says it could open the door to lawsuits against the US for actions taken by military service members, diplomats and others.
Obama expressed sympathy for the 9/11 families in his veto message Friday, but said he vetoed the bill because the law would hurt the effectiveness of the administration’s action against terrorism by taking questions of foreign states’ involvement in terrorism “out of the hands of national security and foreign policy professionals and placing them in the hands of private litigants and courts.”
In recent days, several senators who allowed the bill to pass without objection expressed misgivings for their decisions and said they wanted to find a way to address the White House’s concerns about sovereign immunity.