Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan (Credit: AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Jeffrey Malet, maletphoto.com)
Just one day after leading the first override of a veto during President Obama’s time in office, Republican leaders in Congress publicly called for significant changes to legislation allowing families of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia and blamed the president for failing to adequately warn them against supporting the measure.
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allows U.
By Steven T. Dennis, James Rowley, Billy House, Bloomberg
To Republicans in the U. S. Congress, a bill letting Sept. 11 victims’ families sue the Saudi government was just the sort of legal remedy — and feel-good campaign gesture — to show they’re tough on terrorism.
So they rushed the law through over White House objections, with one top Republican posting a photo of himself signing the bill on Facebook.