Obama Will Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Families to Sue Saudi Arabia
President Obama will veto legislation passed by Congress last week that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged links to terrorism, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced Monday.
Earnest told reporters at the daily White House press briefing that the president has “significant” concerns with the bill because it could set a precedent that puts Americans at risk of being perpetually sued by foreign citizens.
“It’s not hard to imagine other countries using this law as an excuse to haul U.S. diplomats or U.S. service members or even U.S. companies into courts all around the world,” Ernest said. – READ MORE