The Obama regime has been fighting hard to not release 28 secretive pages that have been designated as classified from the 9/11 Commission report. Many think these pages show a link between the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attackers and the government of Saudi Arabia. Should a link be proven, this would open the door for family members of the 3,000 victims who died that terrible day on 9/11/2001 to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.
On Tuesday, the Senate did something they have rarely done during Barack Obama’s 7 1/2 years occupying the office of the presidency. They took matters into their own hands regarding this issue and defied him, unanimously.
The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would allow victims of the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, defying vocal opposition from the White House.
The upper chamber approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act by unanimous consent.
“This bill is very near and dear to my heart as a New Yorker because it would allow the victims of 9/11 to pursue some small measure of justice,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. “[This is] another example of the [John] Cornyn-Schumer collaboration, which works pretty well around here.”
With his refusal to release those 28 pages thereby shutting the door on the families and survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks to get any vindication or compensation from Saudi Arabia, Obama inadvertently brought Democrats and Republicans together to defeat him in a bi-partisan and unanimous manner.
Of course, Obama has said he would veto the bill, but, in a shocking statement, far-left Democrat Senator Charles Schumer has said Obama’s veto would not be upheld. Schumer said, “I think we easily get the two-thirds override if the president should veto.”
The bill will now head to the House where a similar bill has been introduced. It is not a done deal with the bill making it through the House since Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) seems to side more with the Obama White House on the matter.
“I think we need to look at it,” Ryan told reporters last month. “I think we need to review it to make sure we are not making mistakes with our allies and we’re not catching people in this that shouldn’t be caught up in this.”
h/t The Hill