President Barack Obama’s veto of a controversial 9/11 bill was overturned earlier in the week. U.S. lawmakers are working on a way to revise the forced bill in an effort to ease concerns of Americans.
Republicans opened their door in an effort to help revise the law that they say Obama didn’t consult with them enough on.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated, “I do think it is worth discussing,” according to Reuters. McConnell acknowledged that the bill, called the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, may have long-reaching consequences after being passed;
Obama stated on Wednesday that the bill was pushed through after his veto as election season draws near. The president insinuated that lawmakers overrode his veto for political reasons instead of doing what was hard.
The discussion of the bill and the changes that may follow are expected to occur after the general election on November 8.
The bill would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The bill would eliminate sovereign immunity in cases of terrorism in the United States. Saudi Arabia is thought to have conspired with the terrorists that were involved in the 9/11 attacks.
Lawmakers against the bill assert that it would open the doors for the U.S. government to be sued.