Breaking: Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto, Allows 9/11 Families To Sue Saudi Arabia

Breaking: Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto, Allows 9/11 Families To Sue Saudi Arabia

Breaking this afternoon, according to The Hill:

“The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

The 97-1 vote marks the first time the Senate has mustered enough support to overrule Obama’s veto pen.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was the sole vote to sustain Obama’s veto. Not a single Democrat came to the Senate floor before the vote to argue in favor of Obama’s position.

The House is expected to vote to override Obama’s veto later on Wednesday.

The White House lashed out at the Senate vote, calling it “embarrassing.”

“I would venture to say that this is the single most embarrassing thing that the United States Senate has done, possibly, since 1983,” Obama spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One.”

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