Congress breaks Obama’s veto on Saudi-suing Bill



by Our Foreign desk
THE US Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override the presidential veto on a Bill allowing relatives of the September 11 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Republicans and Democrats in both houses joined forces to embarrass outgoing President Barack Obama, who complained the move was a “mistake” and a “political vote.”
The Senate voted 97-1 for the first override of Mr Obama’s right of veto in his eight-year presidency, with only Democratic group leader Harry Reid backing his President.
The lower House of Representatives voted 348-77 against Mr Obama a few... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 37
Source: Morning Star
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