White House compares senators to kindergartners on 9/11 Veto override vote
The White House’s chief spokesman compared senators who voted to override President Obama‘s veto of the Sept. 11 Saudi bill and are now expressing reservations about the impact of the law to kindergartners “feigning ignorance” about the impact of their actions.
“What’s true in kindergarten is true in the U.S. Congress … ignorance is not an excuse particularly when it comes to the safety of our service members and diplomats,” presidential press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday.
After the successful override vote, at least 28 senators who voted in favor of it signed a letter to the bill sponsors, Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., expressing concern about the bill’s impact and requesting fixes to the law that could help avoid any unintended national security and foreign policy consequences it would have. – READ MORE