Obama threatens to veto bill that lets 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

Obama threatens to veto bill that lets families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia
King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia bids farewell to President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 27, 2015. Wikimedia Commons

Much of the world has been focused on Hillary Clinton’s failing health and the 2016 election.  However, the work of screwing Americans over government continues.  Recently, Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill that would let families of those killed on 9/11 sue the Saudi Arabian government.  Naturally, Barack Obama has threatened to veto the measure, BizPac Review reported.

According to Freida Powers:

The widely popular bill passed in the House last week and also passed in the Senate in May, paving the way for the inevitable showdown with the president who threatened the veto because the bill could complicate diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and other nations in the future.

If the bill becomes law, families of the victims of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 could sue the government of Saudi Arabia for its role, as 15 of the 19 terrorists were of Saudi descent.

But the White House believes the bill is not “an effective, forceful way for us to respond to terrorism,” according to (White House Press Secretary Josh) Earnest.

“It’s not hard to imagine other countries using this law as an excuse to haul U.S. diplomats, U.S. service members or even U.S. companies into courts all around the world,” Earnest added. “The president feels quite strongly about this.”

Lawmakers, Powers added, are preparing to override his threatened veto — a first for the Obama regime.

Of course, that assumes Republicans won’t get weak-kneed between now and then, as they so often do.


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