Obama Will Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia
But will the Senate override the veto?
The Senate and House both unanimously passed a bill that allows families 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia even though President Obama threatened to veto.
Monday, the White House confirmed President Obama’s veto plans:
“That’s still the plan,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said when asked if the President planned to veto the bill.
The White House had previously suggested Obama would not sign the bill when it first passed the Senate in May saying it would complicate diplomatic relations.
Earnest defended the administration’s stance against the bill saying it is not “an effective, forceful way for us to respond to terrorism.”
President Obama’s tentative veto may not hold up. In May, after the Senate passed the legislations, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), “expressed confidence the Senate has the two-third votes it needs to override an Obama veto.”
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Got to protect your friends. It will be interesting to watch a ball-less senate do anything.
It passed by a WIDE margin, with bipartisan support in both chambers.
Once Obama vetoes, though, I predict one of two things will happen (or both; they’re not mutually exclusive):
1. The Dems will turn against it and it won’t have enough votes to override a veto. Leftists will toe the line on behalf (and at the behest) of Our Glorious President.
2. Mitch McConnell will rediscover that his spine is, in fact, made of watery Jell-O, and will refuse to hold a vote to override the veto, lest he put the Dems on record for being anti-9/11-families or incur the
temper tantrumwrath of Our Glorious President.
And for what? Are our diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia so tight that we as a nation need to protect them from consequences of their support for terrorist attacks against our nation? What the Hell kind of “allies” do we have there!?