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Trump Calls Obama's JASTA Veto Shameful

Trump Calls Obama's JASTA Veto Shameful

"President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is shameful and will go down as one of the low points of his presidency," President Trump said in a September 23, 2016 statement released to the press. 

Trump continued . . . "that President Obama would deny the parents, spouses, and children of those we lost on that horrific day the chance to close this painful chapter in their lives is a disgrace. These are wonderful people, and as a lifelong New Yorker, I am saddened that they will, for now, not have that opportunity. If elected president, I would sign such legislation should it reach my desk."

The following week, on September 28, 2016, Congress overrode President Obama's veto in an overwhelming vote - Senate 97 to 1 and the House of Representatives 348 to 77. It was the first override of a Presidential veto in almost 20 years.

In 2018, President Trump once again has an opportunity to show his support for the survivors of 9/11, their families and the families of 9/11 victims as they pursue justice against those responsible for supporting the 9/11 network of terrorists. 

Read the article in The Hill