On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., blocked his own measure to let families of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks sue Saudi Arabia.
Although he sponsored the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, Graham expressed concerns that changes to the bill could expose the U.S. to legal attacks.
The Hill reported:
Edits made last week by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) might expand the scope, Graham told reporters on Tuesday, potentially putting the U.S. at risk of legal retaliation because of actions by individuals or unsavory allies.
“I want to make sure that anything we do doesn’t come to bite us,” Graham told reporters in the basement of the Senate.
“Anything we do in this bill can be used against us later. So let’s say there’s a situation where you’ve got an American in a consulate or an embassy that’s got their own grudge against a government,” he said. “We want to make sure that we’re not liable for that.”
The Obama regime has come out against the measure, and Saudi officials have threatened to sell off $750 billion of U.S. assets if the bill is passed.
“If we open up the possibility that individuals and the United States can routinely start suing other governments, then we are also opening up the United States to being continually sued by individuals in other countries,” Obama said.
It’s not known what changes were made by Sessions, The Hill said.
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