President Obama vetoed a bill today that would allow the families of victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any potential involvement, reports Politico.
Obama had several objections to the bill, chiefly that if U.S. officials would be sued in a similar fashion in foreign courts.
The bill was passed unanimously through both chambers of Congress, so backers of the Bill expect that the veto will be quickly overridden.
The veto will first head back to the Senate for consideration.
If the Saudis did nothing wrong, they should not fear JASTA legislation. If they were culpable in 9/11, they should be held accountable.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 23, 2016
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer helped write the bill.
ThinkProgress, Sen. Bob Corker, & Hussein Ibish all argue against JASTA (Saudi 9/11 bill) warning it empowers drone victims lol— Lee Fang (@lhfang) September 23, 2016
Some online are pointing out the supposed hypocrisy of the bill.
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