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).