Thursday, September 22, 2016

President Obama Will Veto 9/11 Bill That Permits Family Members To Sue Saudi Arabia

Washington Examiner: WH: Obama will veto 9/11 Saudi bill Friday

President Obama intends to veto a bipartisan bill allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in federal court by Friday, the end of a 10-work day period that presidents have to veto legislation before it becomes law, according to a White House spokesman.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday that Obama has used the intervening days since the measure reached his desk to make his case against it to lawmakers before vetoing it.

"We've made clear that we wanted to have an opportunity to make our case to Congress, but as soon as he vetoes the bill, we'll let you know," Earnest said.

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WNU Editor: The White House is doing everything that they can to make sure there are not enough votes to veto this bill .... Pentagon chief: 9/11 bill could be used against US troops (The Hill), and here .... European Union weighs in against bill to help 9-11 victims sue Saudi Arabia (Washington Post) .... but it looks like it will not be enough to even sway members of his own party .... Pelosi will vote to override Obama veto on Saudi 9/11 bill (The Hill). My prediction .... his veto will be overridden by Congress next week (if not sooner).


Noble Bloodsworth said...

Who exactly will we sue, the royals or the Saudi Secret Service? Maybe King Abdullah was purposely kept out of the loop to preserve his suzerainty? The Petro-d'Allah relationship will be finito if we lose the blessing of the House of Saud, who BTW own 6% of the US economy. What's next? A US invasion of the Saudi oil fields? Those are rigged to blow if the royals tumble. They gave GW Bush, GHW Bush & family plenty of hush money. Can the victims families sue the Jorge Arbusto clan too?

Just a carpenter. said...

Saudi Assets in the U.S. would be at risk.

Just a carpenter. said...

Saudi Assets in the U.S. would be at risk.