Thursday, 29 September 2016

Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill 'a mistake'

He said the bill would set a "dangerous precedent" for individuals around the world to sue the US government.
Wednesday's vote was the first time Mr Obama's veto power was overruled.
Reacting to the congressional vote on Wednesday, Mr Obama told CNN: "It's a dangerous precedent and it's an example of why sometimes you have to do what's hard.
"And, frankly, I wish Congress here had done what's hard.
"The concern that I've had has nothing to do with Saudi Arabia per se or my sympathy for 9/11 families.
"It has to do with me not wanting a situation where we're suddenly exposed to liabilities for all the work that we're doing all around the world and suddenly finding ourselves subject to private lawsuits."