The Senate passed a bill over the veto threats of Sheikh Osama Obama. The bill will allow the families of the 9/11 victims and those injured in the attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for damages. The Saudis have threatened to sell off assets in the United States in retaliation if they are sued. Even if the House passes the measure, Obama is sure to veto it unless democrats are willing to champion the cause. That is completely likely since it passed unanimously in the Senate.
The bill was sponsored by Sen Charles Schumer and Sen John Cornyn and had major support from both parties that want to hold Saudis responsible for their actions in the 9/11 attacks. Josh Earnest says that Obama will not cave to jihadiphobiacs in Congress. He said that Trump is responsible for creating hatred against terrorists and that is just not who we are as a nation. Prejudice against people just because they are Muslim and want to kill us is un-American. (Tongue removed from cheek)
Obama still refuses to release the 28 pages of the 9/11 report that lists the various involvements Saudis had in the attacks. That report is vital to any lawsuit against Saudi Arabia. No doubt, Obama will cite national security but eventually, a judge will decide the evidence must be turned over in discovery, but probably not while Obama is still in office. Should Hillary be elected, look for the 28 pages to simply disappear.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the chairman of the Senate subcommittee that controls foreign aid, had blocked the bill from moving to the Senate floor until changes were made to ensure the legislation didn’t backfire on the United States.
Graham’s apprehension was rooted in the possibility a foreign country could sue the United States if the door is opened for U.S. citizens to take the Saudis to court. Graham released his hold earlier this month, clearing the way for Senate action.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, also had warned that the legislation, if passed, would alienate Saudi Arabia and undermine a longstanding yet strained relationship with a critical U.S. ally in the Middle East.
Schumer said it is false to claim that the bill encourages retaliation or litigation against the United States.
“We’re not busy training people to blow up buildings and kill innocent civilians in other countries,” Schumer said.
Amazing. The liberals got it right and the RINOs were wrong.