Thursday, September 29, 2016

Obama: Congress Just Allowed The World To Sue America!

President Barack Obama address CNN's Jake Tapper in a town hall with the military.

Now the families of the 9/11 victims could sue the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for damages.

This decision came at the whims of Congress and they were pushing it through without thinking about the repercussions. Now this law could backfire. Many other countries that had been hurt by the United States would sue for damages.

The president first veto ever to be overridden by the Congress in the nearly 8 years of his presidency.

President Barack Obama done a town hall on CNN this week. He had this sit down with Jake Tapper on Wednesday. He was not too happy about the Congress overriding his veto of the 9/11 Saudi Bill.

The Congress overwhelmingly overridden the veto in a bipartisan vote.

"It's an example of why sometimes you have to do what's hard. And, frankly, I wish Congress here had done what's hard," said the president.

"If you're perceived as voting against 9/11 families right before an election, not surprisingly, that's a hard vote for people to take. But it would have been the right thing to do... And it was, you know, basically a 'political vote'."

The president cited his defense team. He said that Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's concerns as a reason to why he vetoed the bill.

The president said that Saudi Arabia could retaliate against the United States.

The president also addressed the issues in the United States from police brutality, Black Lives Matter and the phrase "radical Islam". He praised Colin Kaepernick for standing up for his beliefs in the face of great scrutiny.

Obama also blasted Congress for pushing bills at the final hour and then heading home for vacations.

Congress passed a stop gap measure that funds the government until December. The Congress also passed Zika funding and a proposals to helping the city of Flint. The Flint water crisis was left off the table and it forced Democrats to filibuster the bill in the senate. The Democrats managed to get some of the funding for Flint into the bill.

The Congress now has to figure out what could happen if a member of the Armed Forces commit an act of war against innocent victims.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) the Majority Whip of the Senate sponsored this bill and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY, Majority Leader) supported it. He managed to get the Democrats onboard. The only member of Congress to reject this was Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), the outgoing minority leader of the senate.

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails