A bill veto pushed by President Obama got a no from both sides of Congress and an emotional FBI director was forced to defend his investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to The Housed Judiciary Committee.
The HJC hearing judged James Comey and his handling of Clinton’s email during her time as Secretary of State and focused in on why he opted not to prosecute Clinton for her use of a private email server and deleting tens of thousands of emails.
Last night, the Senate joined the House of Representatives in voting 348-77 to override the the veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) Bill which allows the victim’s of 9/11 and their relatives to sue the Saudi government.
Happening Now LIVE on C-SPAN2: Senate vote to override @POTUS veto of 9/11 Victims Lawsuit Bill; 2/3 majority needed https://t.co/E4bAk2Rxzi pic.twitter.com/jd6GUkocWi
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 28, 2016
According to Fox, “The president had vetoed the legislation Friday because he said the bill — known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA — would infringe on the president’s ability to conduct foreign policy. It was the 12th veto of his presidency.”
This was the first veto override delivered to President Obama and the White House Spokesman called it, “the single most embarrassing thing the Senate has done.”
White House spokesman: 9/11 bill veto override is "the single most embarrassing thing the Senate has done since 1983." pic.twitter.com/HC2FHc3ehj
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 28, 2016
The public seems to fall on different sides when it comes to this matter. Check it out:
Thanks to everyone who supported us on passing this law.
Gracias a todos los que nos ayudaron a pasar esta ley. https://t.co/UAKOrWLGuy
— William Rodriguez (@911WTC) September 29, 2016
Congressional veto of 9/11 lawsuits bill is politically shortsighted motivated by constituents emotional blindness.
— stuart cameron (@sacameron) September 29, 2016
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