President Barack Obama is expected to veto a bill that would allow terror victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001 to sue Saudi Arabia, the White House said on Monday.White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked if the President planned on vetoing the bill and he said “that’s still the plan.”
The White House initially said Obama would not sign the bill when it first passed the Senate in May. They said it would complicate diplomatic relations.
Earnest further tries to defend the administration’s stance against the bill by saying it is not “an effective, forceful way for us to respond to terrorism.”
Lawmakers are expected to attempt to override the veto. If successful, it would mark the first time in Obama’s presidency.