|The 114th U.S. Congress just now|
realizing what JASTA really is.
I almost pissed my pants, laughing,
First they ignore letters and public statements from the White House, anything reported in social media, C-SPAN, and the local rag clanging around the establishments of D.C. where many congressional staffers hang out and eat, or the cacophony warnings within the legal community.
They even go so far as to ignore a U.S. House Floor Statement to sustain the veto before the vote.
Then, when they realize our own corporations, elected officials, military and country can, also be sued, then turn around and blame the White House, anything reported in social media, C-SPAN, and the local rag clanging around the establishments of D.C. where many congressional staffers hang out and eat, or the cacophony warnings within the legal community, for not warning them beforehand, you can only justify this behavior as a congress coming down from an emotional acid trip.
Stay away from the JASTA.
This is your Congress. Enjoy it, because, you know I am.
Senators Blame Obama For Not Helping Them Understand Their Own Bill
Last Friday, President Barack Obama vetoed a bill called the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, better known as JASTA. The bill, which enjoyed broad bipartisan support in both houses of Congress, would, among other things, have allowed plaintiffs to sue countries known to have sponsored terrorist acts for compensatory damages. Many of the bill’s supporters had pitched JASTA as a “sue Saudi Arabia” bill, based on their insistent belief that Saudi Arabia was behind the Sept. 11 attacks. The bill’s supporters in Congress frequently cited the 9/11 attacks as their motivation for passing the bill in the first place.
Obama vetoed JASTA, but the story didn’t end there. Earlier this week, Congress handed Obama the first veto override of his presidential tenure. JASTA was law, baby! All that’s left is the high-fiving!
But there always has to be a morning after. And many members of Congress, after they’d come down a bit from their veto override high, evidently started to wonder about what they’d done, exactly. That’s when they found that the bill they supported through a veto override maaaaaybe needed a tweak or two. Per Jordain Carney at The Hill:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senators-jasta-override-durrrrrrr_us_57ee7303e4b024a52d2e725c?
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