Senate overrides Obama 9/11 veto in overwhelming vote

by Alexander Bolton | The Hill
September 28, 2016

The Senate on Wednesday voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill letting the victims of the 9/11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia, striking a blow to the president on foreign policy weeks before he leaves office.

The vote marks the first time the Senate has mustered enough votes to overrule Obama’s veto pen.

Not a single Democrat came to the Senate floor before the vote to argue in favor of Obama’s position.

Lawmakers don’t want to be seen as soft on punishing terrorist sponsors a few weeks before the election, at a time when voters are increasingly worried about radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of recent attacks in Manhattan, Minnesota and Orlando, Fla.

The House will take up the matter next, and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters last week that he expects there be to enough votes for an override.

89 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Bob says:

    Those racist b-tards in Congress. How could they DARE to think they have a better handle on how to run this country than our Imperious Leader

  • Tyronne Shoelaces says:

    Why can’t you f’ing idiots agree on something that would put Obozo in Gitmo.

  • AKLady2015 says:

    This opens the door for victims of American toture to sue the United States.
    No survivor of the CIAs torture programs has had a day in a US court: claims have been repeatedly shut down by invoking state secrecy and immunity doctrines. No survivor of Army toture has had a day in court,

  • AKLady2015 says:

    Permitting individuals to bring suit against foreign governments will cause an incredable about of problems for the United States and its people. Once that stupidity begins, the American people would be wise not to travel outside the United States.

    1. mesaman says:

      But all we have to back up your comment is your opinion, and your opinion is as worthless as your soul.

      1. AKLady2015 says:

        .,Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

  • Taking care of business! says:

    Sometimes it tough being dictator!

  • usmcb10 says:

    It’s about time that they grew a pair and stood up to this Lily livered weak kneed president we have . If our country is ever going to be great again we got to stand strong that’s Democrats and Republicans and we as citizens need to support those who stand up for our ideals and condemn those that do not. That means keeping up with the news and what’s happening in Washington and around the world.

  • MoonBeamWatcher says:

    Rather late in the game to squeeze that pimple!

  • Rodney Steward says:

    Bout time, now if they’ll back up and add about 20 more veto’s to this POS’s pathetic agenda it would undo a lot of his destruction to this country!

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    Obama was both surprised and upset that Congress had the nerve to oppose his veto. At last Congress woke up and started working for the American people who pay their salaries which they should have been doing for the past 7 years. What does it take to build a fire under them to do what is right?

    1. goldie says:

      Wait for election year when they are more than ready to do the will of the people – for a few months, that is. The rest of their term they just ignore us.

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        Bingo, now several are struggling to keep their jobs!!

  • justinwachin says:

    I would question the wisdom of getting into suing foreign governments, but I think this sends a message that we are going after a nation’s finances if they commit a terrorist act on American soil. I’m glad to see the president has finally had one of his vetoes overridden.

  • Leslie Woodhull says:

    The reason they haven’t wanted anyone to be able to sue the Saudis is because they’re afraid the Saudis will “out them” about who really destroyed the WTC 1,2 & 7!! READ Kevin Robert Ryan’s book “Another Nineteen ” Investigating the Legitimate Suspects of 9 11. Also, Black 9- 11 by Mark Gaffne. Both expose who really did these treasonous acts-& it wasn’t the Saudis!!

  • Jean Langford M. says:


    1. Rodney Steward says:

      Now that he’s already done his damage to the country!

  • Not A Farmer says:

    Suing Saudi is going down the rabbit whole. We sue them for our lost lives, they sue us for their lost lives, Black sue us for Slavery, We get sued for The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II for forced relocation and incarceration in camps in the interior of the country of between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who had lived on the Pacific coast. Sixty-two percent of the internees were United States citizens. Jewish people were enslaved for 400 years. We’ll add them in the mix as well as any other event in history into the same pot. It is called Dump soup. Paying for all these injustices does not make it go away, it just means we will lines today’s families pockets. That just means we can buy you off.

  • Gale says:

    Donald Trump all the way.!!!

  • EH says:

    Obama is rushing to push all his Communistic bills and using his pen to try and put the final screw to this nation. Somehow ot another, we have to get him and his groupie buddies, known as the U.N., off our soil and out of the U.S., FAST!

    Read how the Clinton’s screwed the Haitians in the 2010 earthquake. It reads like a horror movie and they and their friends shared in the billions sent to help the Haitians. They are still suffering with dysentry and other diseases that the money was supposed to alleviate their suffering. Even the Red Cross shared in this cache. Maya Love, originally from Haiti, has complained a out the situation there. One group, who paid into the Clinton Foundation, actually built a luxury hotel there! If anything proves the Left is corrupt, including a few Republicans, nothing proves it like this story!
    These multi-wealthy sh . . s acted as if they were a swarm of sharks around blood! Inform yourselves. It is well worth the time and effort.

  • Arbie Viau says:

    Yes, the decision was made so that Congress can enjoy more years of corruption since this came up before the election and they want to be re-elected. See how the establishment works, they manipulate Americans votes to keep their ‘DO NOTHING’ jobs. Obama had nothing to do with Congress’s decision, it’s their “soft” job they are protecting. The only thing Obama was protecting (as usual) the Muslim country from being sued. Don’t get me wrong, I believe they should be sued, but for the right motive and Congress’s motive should not be a reason to re-elect these bozo’s. Let’s get rid of these corrupt Congress men/women who pay for play in our government.

  • Marilynn Reeves says:

    After almost 8 years about time Congress got some balls.

  • michaele says:

    Asshole democrat Muslim motherfucker Obama your ass should be in a grave next to your stupid bitch momma

  • nokabosh says:

    Put that in you legacy pipe Obama. One for us and not your brothers.

  • voncile fullwood says:

    how come they have never overrode his agendas with his pen and paper before now ? they have been a useless piece of sh#@,I am hoping and praying that he leaves this office never more to see and look upon his face or he/she Michelle and hope she is out of the slave castle forever

  • Ethel Halstead says:

    It’s so encouraging to see our senate finally standing up to our Muslim president and his Islamic hand-picked administration. It’s also about time for America to stand up to the middle east. We’ve let them push us into a corner and spit in our faces, and all in the name of not wanting to do anything politically incorrect. All we do is wipe the spit away and let them do again and again. We need to regrow our backbones and select a bigger hammer. I do not believe in starting wars, but when another country starts one against us or our allies, we need to be strong enough to stop them in their freaking tracks. I also believe that any country/s that are not our allies, are our potential enemies, and should be treated as such. We owe them nothing, and we don’t need their oil. If we purchase oil from them, it should be with the signed, sealed, and delivered agreement that the very first threat against our country from any of them will stop the flow of oil immediately. We should be strong enough to deal like the powerful country we are, not like the weak spined nation our pink-pussy leader has been selling to the world.

  • Barbara Hopton says:

    Well wonder when they grew some.

  • le3845 says:

    Obama knew that his veto would be overridden but he had to make a show of solidarity to his Muslim buddies all over.

  • RuFus92 says:

    Hows that for a going away present Obama? Would like to have heard all of the blistering diatribe that was probably unleashed against all of those blanket blank Senators, such ungrateful SOB’s for the Greatest ever according to him. HA, HA, HA, HA, LMAO ! ! ! ! !

  • ONLYJB1 says:

    I’ll believe it, when I see it. I believe the pressure of the people is beginning to show. Why else would the senate grow a pair of cajones all of a sudden!

  • Jimmie Cooper Boswell says:

    actually i believe it has been iran, that has been funding most of the terrorism in the world. and obama, awarded them billions of dollars for this aiding and abetting the enemies of the united states.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      They are the #1 country that funds terrorism, and Opey just poured untraceable cash to them to fund anything they please!

  • mesaman says:

    Good guys – 1, Bad president – 0.

  • Allan Scott says:

    Leave it to that dirt bag Harry “Hairy” Reed to vote against overriding butt-holes veto. He was the only one in Congress to support mama insane obama.
    What’s that tell you about the man, huh?

  • Harvey Schneider says:

    Hip, Hip, HOORAY!

  • bobnstuff says:

    So now our Americans all over the world can be sued and hauled into courts. This law changes more then just Americans suing over 9/11.

  • chucklc says:

    The Democrats can make believe they are getting tougher on “state sponsored” terror, purely politically driven,but happy finally to see something shoved up our “supreme Leader’s” rear-end!

  • farmboy1993 says:

    I wonder of CNN will still try to tell us obamas approval rating are still over 50%, or continue to lie to us, and keep feeding g us their pc bullshit liberal media propaganda paid for by crooked traitor hillary and company and the corrupt establishment! It wI’ll be interesting to find out, since they are lying about the debate polls saying crooked hillary won, when 17 out of 21 said Mr.Trump won! It’s clear what CNN’s agenda is!

    1. voncile fullwood says:

      he ain’t never had 50% poll rating only 100% of our taxpayer’s money for hauling Hillary around campaigning and playing and vacations and spending money to aid Iran,Mexico and probably sending to his brother to hourd our money for him

  • Sybil Schroeder says:

    Good job Senate but you have not redeemed yourself in the voters eyes. Were still voting you long time incum bents out at election time. Both Houses have let the American people down and Obama has made a disgrace of the Oval Office Surpassing Even Bill Clintons Disgraceful wanton Cheating Under the Oval Desk. All Disgusting

  • farmboy1993 says:

    It will be interesting to see if crooked hillary backs or betrays obamas failed legacy! Remember crooked hillarys agenda is to just do what Obama tells her to do! Its time we take back America, put our foot down, and say no to obama and crooked hillarys failed agenda! Never! Hillary! Never! Bernie supporters for Trump! He will Make America Great Again! Go! Americans love Trump! He will Make America Great Again! Go! Trump! Go! Trump! 2016!

    1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

      Don’t leave out George Soros, the number one puppet master in this country.

      1. Karll says:

        Check out a video showing how hellary is
        OBVIOUSLY signaling the moderator. It WAS on youtube but is getting
        deleted like crazy. It’s currently on true pundit entitled “rigged debate”.

  • Askjrsk says:

    Step in right direction. Get Obama Hillary in prison and let’s make America Great Again. Trump.

  • JL Brown Jr says:

    It’s about time they work together. Obama has been nothing but a embarrassment for the United States of America

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Say that again.

    2. chucklc says:


    3. birdman says:

      i will be so damn happy happy when the ballless bastard is gone just hope he does’t pull something before he is out the door,and taking his f–king prayer rug

      1. Retired says:

        He is leaving it to the Clintons.

        1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

          He hopes to leave to the Clintons, but that won’t happen, they are both going to end up on the dung heap.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            I hope so, dead as he$$!

          2. Retired says:

            I sure hope so. See the Obamas and Clintons made a pact, Hillary gets the prayer rug and Mooshele gets Hillarys broom. that is if by remote chance she could win.

      2. truthseeker says:

        He is campaigning for Clinton using our Tax dollars in doing so. That is not what Air Force One is to be used for. I just wonder what he went to Vietnam for ? He stated, ” I will take it as a personal insult if everyone does not go out and vote”. Who is paying for that add ? Funny how he only spent 20 Minutes in Louisiana for the Flood victims and only informed them they needed to apply for FEMA, but would not push for the National Guard or Reserves to go in and help !

      3. AKLady2015 says:

        Childish foul lanuage, so not impressive.
        When these games begin, you can count on the terror attacks to begin.

    4. Retired says:

      About six years to late.

      1. AKLady2015 says:

        You will be saying too soon once the terrorist attacks start.

        1. Retired says:

          I think the japan and China pollution have gotten to your few brain cells in Alaska.

  • Stephen Howe says:

    BO could & should have been indicted & impeached just a quickly & easily…

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Maybe someday soon.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon says:

    Wait for the House and then let us impeach Obama for treason.

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Oh yes. The nightmare becomes s dream.

      1. Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon says:

        Our dream must be Obama nightmare

  • Tiger says:

    Good, Good but why can’t they come together on the refugee situation? Why did they pass O’s funding that is costing the American people billions a year?

    Oh I see, 9/11 crosses all party lines and it did shut up the American haters for 2 years before they began sneaking back through the grass to bite us again.

    1. Askjrsk says:

      We need to unite heal and get Obama Hillary the hell out of here.

      1. Tiger says:

        Those worth uniting with but those who are Progressive/Socialist no. They need to be removed and the RINO with them. When you have cancer they not only cut out the tumor they use radiation to get it all.

        These Progressive/Socialists are tumors on America and started in George Washington’s administration. They have been allowed to grow and they did a job on our country now they must be taken out.

        1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

          How correct you are!!!!!

          1. Tiger says:

            Thank you. ;p

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            As usual Tiger, that was great, now how do we do away with them, the Dem. party is to stupid to do it!!

          3. Tiger says:

            Trump our only hope and if he gets into office and gets an honest DOJ and FBI and CIA etc. then we can look into each of them to see what connections if any they have that is putting our country in danger.

            We rid ourselves of Nazi after WWII as did Europe. In Germany the people are not allowed to sell anything that has Hitler on it, or reminds people of him. He is still a dirty name there.

        1. goldie says:

          Amazing man and a true statesman. God grant us more of these REAL men!

          1. Tiger says:

            You know his history? He saved his men by shooting a gun up aside a Muslims head during war and he was torn apart for it. He is indeed a fine man and just what the doctor ordered for this country.

          2. goldie says:

            No, I didn’t know that, but you can be sure I am going to find out more about him. Thanks for the video and the info.

          3. Tiger says:

            Welcome. He is a real soldier. Like Patton who slapped wimps.

          4. goldie says:

            Read it. Wow. Thanks again. This brave man will be in my prayers forever.

          5. Tiger says:

            You know I just don’t know exactly when that turning point from calling your enemy who they are and doing to them what needs to be done came about to be PC. PC doesn’t win wars and our enemies are so happy that is what we now do.

        2. AKLady2015 says:

          He tortured prisoners, violating the Genval Convention.
          He was relieved of command and forced to retire.

          Men like West bring America down to the level of China, Syria, ISIS, Iraq . Under his command, prisoners were subjected to brutal abuses: sleep deprivation, sensory deprivation, auditory overload, rectal rehydration, waterboarding and stress positions.

          Torture is a war crime. No survivor of the torture has had a day in a US court

          1. Bob says:

            Unsubstantiated racist attack. But that is that all you Dems do to blacks who have “left the plantation”.

          2. AKLady2015 says:

            It is a substantiated fact. That is why he was relieved of command and forced to retire.
            Oh, and foolish one, I am a caucasion. The only minority in my family is one of America’s First People in my grandmother’s family.

          3. mesaman says:

            Do you mean you are Princess Barking Dog Warren’s relative. You poor thing. No wonder you are such a curmudgeon.

          4. AKLady2015 says:

            Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

    2. voncile fullwood says:

      because they don’t have the balls and it has nothing to do with the families of 9/ balls ,no balls chicken livers

      1. Tiger says:

        Like I said I understand the implications of going against 9/11 and I also understand O’s disapproval of this and saying it opens us up for lawsuits because the families of the over 3,000 killed and maimed in his drone strikes have filed suits against him. He is charged with war crimes by several Human Rights organizations. But the situation still remains they did go against him. They did it together. That means they can do something and should about his refugees programs because it is becoming a huge issue of security and money in all states.

      2. Retired says:

        You mean like Peeelosi and Feinstein ?

  • sassy frasse says:

    somebody needs to over-ride him right out of the white house.

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