Congress Overrides Obama and allows 9/11 Families to Seek Justice

Congress Overrides Obama and allows 9/11 Families to Seek Justice
Congress Overrides Obama and allows 9/11 Families to Seek Justice

It should have happened years ago. But, better late than never. For the first time since President Obama took office in 2008, Congress has stopped him cold. Obama recently vetoed a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its part in the 9/11 attacks (15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals).

Obama was vehemently opposed to the legislation, suggesting it could spark similar lawsuits in foreign courts. Apparently, both the House and Senate did not agree. On Wednesday, both houses of Congress overrode the veto by a near unanimous vote. This means that families of 9/11 victims will finally be able to seek justice for their loved ones in a court of law.

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