Pres. Obama to veto 9/11 victims bill that would allow them to sue Saudi Arabia

White House

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will veto a bill that would allow terror victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia, the White House said Monday.

“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.”

Lawmakers are expected to attempt to override the veto, and if successful, would mark the first time in Obama’s presidency.

Earnest said the bill — which passed the House unanimously on Friday — has not yet been presented to the President.

5 comments

  • walloffthenorthside

    What a POS. I cannot waiting for this lying corrupt, Muslim sympathizer idiot who makes Jimmy Carter look like Abraham Lincoln is out of office. If Trump wins please investigate this bum for crimes against the constitution, treason and aiding the enemy.

  • Libsareliars

    Looks like this dumbass sure cares about the ordinary citizen. I hope they give him a one way ticket out of this country when he is finally out of office.

  • NorellWE

    His first allegiance is Islam, then he will kiss the ass of the Saudi King. Everyone else is nothing, and that includes his family , you and I and the USA. He is a Musslam that stupid people elected and got it stuck up their ass and then stupid elected him again. NY always votes for the liberal., they are afraid of losings their free stuff, lets see what they do this next time.

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