Congress Overrides President Obama's Veto Despite His Eleventh Hour Appeals

Congress allows survivors and families of those killed on 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the attack.
1:18 | 09/29/16

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Next to Capitol Hill tonight congress overriding president Obama's veto despite the president's eleventh hour appeals. It's the first veto override since he's been president. At issue a new law that would allow 9/11 victims and survivors to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly supporting the attackers. ABC's Mary Bruce was right there on Capitol Hill. Fifteen years after Thomas strata was killed in the north tower. This was the moment his wife Terry had been waiting for the bill is passed. Congress tonight allowing families of those killed on 9/11 to sues Saudi Arabia for any role in the attack. Now I can go home and tell my children you know good. Winds are very evil Goodman's or for bad and that the fight was worth it. It is a humiliating blow to the president who staunchly opposed the bill. Congress for the first time overriding his veto the White House says it could now put Americans abroad any US government. At risk of lawsuits too it's a dangerous precedent and it's an example. I love why. Sometimes. You have to do what's heart. An earlier today the White House call the override the single most embarrassing thing the senate has done in decades which did not go over well with lawmakers here. More than 9/11 families David. Mary Bruce on Capitol Hill tonight Mary.

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