I think President Obama knew this was coming. He vetoed the bill which would allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia. He did it to show the Saudis he was still on good terms. But unlike the Saudis America has no king.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said aboard Air Force One that the Senate’s override of his veto is the “single most embarrassing thing the Senate has done since 1983,” referring to the last time the Senate overrode a veto by such a large margin.
The remark immediately infuriated lawmakers and staffers.
“It’s amateur hour at the White House,” one Democratic aide said.
“Asking us to stand between 9/11 families and their day in court is asking a lot,” Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware said in response.
Obama gets to tell the Saudis he did his part but Congress overrode him. Makes everything look very democratic.
If he could have gotten away with it, those 26 pages in the 9/11 report would still be classified. It’s wonderful theater. Now let’s see the families collect that money when they sue. I hope they get $100 billion.