Wednesday, September 28, 2016

U.S. Senate Votes 97-1 To Overturn Obama's Veto Of Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims And Families To Sue Saudi Arabia

NYT: U.S. Senate Votes to Override Obama Veto on 9/11 Victims Bill

WASHINGTON — A sweeping bipartisan majority in the Senate on Wednesday rejected President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow families of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the plot, all but assuring that Mr. Obama would suffer the first override vote of his presidency.

The vote was 97 to 1, with only Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, siding with the president.

With the House nearly certain to follow the Senate later on Wednesday, the 9/11 bill will become law in a remarkable yet complicated bipartisan rebuke. Still, the measure itself remains contentious, and even some of those who cast a vote against Mr. Obama conceded that they did not fully support it.

Mr. Obama’s greatest allies on Capitol Hill, who have labored for nearly eight years to stop most bills he opposes from even crossing his desk, turned against him, joining Republicans in the remonstrance.

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WNU Editor: Harry Reid was the only U.S. Senator to vote with President Obama. The House of Representatives will be voting later today.

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BREAKING NEWS: Senate votes 97-1 to overturn Obama's veto of bill allowing 9/11 victims and families to SUE Saudi Arabia over attacks -- Daily Mail
Senate overwhelmingly votes to override Obama veto on 9/11 bill -- USA Today
Senate votes to override Obama veto on 9/11 bill -- FOX News
Senate overrides Obama 9/11 veto in overwhelming vote -- The Hill
Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto of Bill Allowing Terror Victims to Sue Foreign Governments -- WSJ
Senate Votes to Override Obama Veto of Saudi 9/11 Lawsuit Bill -- Bloomberg
Senate Votes To Override Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill -- NPR


Carl said...

Yee hah!!

Carl said...

Now the House has voted to override, too. The end for Obama is nigh!

CatholicDragoon said...

which senators didn't show up to vote.

Sheerah said...

Kain (Hillary's VP) was one of those absent. ...

B.Poster said...

The problems with this are many fold. First of all Saudi Arabia is NOT a "good" country by ANY means. As such, nothing I say should be construed as an attempt to defend them.

1.) In a fair case, there is no possibility of winning against Saudi Arabia. 2.) Even if the case could be "won" which it can't money cannot be collected. 3.)Things such as this will only accelerate the decline of the US dollar as world reserve currency ensuring a "hard landing" when this does happen. 4.) The US is the "big Kahuna" whom EVEYONE wants to sue for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING whether it is guilty or not and most world courts will simply rubber stamp against America regardless of any evidence.

Perhaps this bill was not such a good idea. As unlikely as it seems, perhaps Barack Obama got one right. As has been said, a broken clock is right twice a day.

Jay Farquharson said...

>>The Senate’s top Republican Thursday warned that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama’s veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have “unintended ramifications” and that lawmakers should discuss fixes to the measure.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the White House was too slow to warn about the “potential consequences” of the measure. Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly overrode Obama’s veto of the measure on Wednesday.

McConnell said he told the president recently that the 9/11 victims bill “was an example of an issue that we should have talked about much earlier.”

“Everybody was aware of who the potential beneficiaries were but nobody really had focused on the downside in terms of our international relationships,” McConnell said.

McConnell said that the dynamic involving the bill — in which it barreled through both chambers before and proved unstoppable — was what happens when there is “failure to communicate early about the potential consequences of a piece of legislation that was obviously very popular.“<<

LMAO, the Congressional Clown Circus Strikes Again.