For the first time since Obama has been in office, Congress is moving towards overriding his veto after the Senate shot him down in a huge vote.
Obama vetoed the bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the nation of Saudi Arabia for complicity in the terror attack.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to overturn President Obama’s veto of a bill letting families of Sept. 11 victims sue the Saudi Arabian government, bringing Congress within reach of completing the first successful veto override of Obama’s presidency.
The Senate voted 97-1 to reject the veto. The measure heads next to the House, where lawmakers will need to muster a two-thirds majority, as in the Senate, to override.
Saudi Arabia has a sort of dual identity. The populace is very Islamist, but the ruling royal family isn’t. This causes contention between the two classes. This allows critics to put extremist Islamism on the government, since it allows it to flourish under its rule, even as the royal family maintains its Westernized values of wealth.