For a “lame duck” president, Obama sure has been busy trying to push through every bit of his agenda before he’s out of power. One particularly sinister but revealing example was his veto of a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the terror-sponsors of Saudi Arabia.
In a refreshing change of pace, the GOP decided to stand up to the president. This week, they will vote on whether or not to override that veto.
Politico has the story:
As Politico reported: The Senate will vote on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow the families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday.
The House is likely to vote on the override Thursday or Friday, a Republican leadership aide said.
Congress is expected to easily clinch the two-thirds support needed to override Obama’s veto, which would be the first veto override of his presidency.
Not everyone is behind this effort. Some agree with Obama that passage of this law will make the U.S. vulnerable to similar suits from foreign citizens. However, it is hard not to believe that Obama’s objection had more to do with his obvious affinity for any nation other than America.
Source: Allen West