Skip to comments.BREAKING: McCain and Graham Seek to Gut 9/11 Bill to Immunize Foreign Governments Funding Terrorists
Posted on 12/01/2016 6:51:17 PM PST by DeathBeforeDishonor1
In a Senate floor speech today, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham announced that they are offering an amendment to strip a key element of the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA) that clarifies U.S. law for civil claims against foreign governments for funding terrorism.
JASTA was passed in the Senate in May with no objections, and passed the House of Representatives unanimously in September. President Obama promptly vetoed the bill. The Senate and House successfully voted to override the veto and the bill became law.
McCain and Graham specifically said they want to strip the "discretionary state function" provision from JASTA that creates liability for foreign governments funding terrorist groups.
According to Hill sources familiar with the McCain/Graham amendment, their intention is to immunize countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar that have funded Sunni terrorist groups in Syria -- the Syrian "rebel" effort that both McCain and Graham have publicly supported since 2011.
The McCain/Graham amendment was slammed by 9/11 family groups that fought for JASTA.
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The closet queer still making waves with Captain RINO?
If it’s been passed already, how can they change it without a vote?
Sounds like McCain has got to earn his payola from his Saudi masters before that retirement finally hits.
Without reading the article...
...if McCain an Graham are ‘fer’ it, then I am ‘agin’ it.
I heard one of them is with child, is that true?
I had to read this three time carefully before I addressed this. It is my fervent believe that these two anti-American bastards should be LOCKED UP!!
Well, I tried in November but McCain just has too large of a DemoCRAT voter base here for us to overcome.
We're trying to work with Senator Schumer and Senator Cornyn, who deserve a lot of credit for trying to help the 9/11 families. Here's what we're asking. We're asking that we put a caveat to the law we just passed saying that you can bring a lawsuit, but if you're suing based on a discretionary function of a government to form an alliance with somebody or to make a military decision or a political decision, the only time that government is liable is if they knowingly engage with a terrorist organization directly or indirectly, including financing. I am okay with that because our country is not going to fall in league with terrorists and finance them to hurt other people. If we don't make this change, here's what I fear: That other countries will pass laws like this, and they will say that the United States is liable for engaging in drone attacks or other activity in the war on terror and haul us into court as a nation and haul the people that we give the responsibility to defend the nation into foreign courts.
These two asses along with Ryan are going to give President Trump a Horrendous time ...no need to fear the Democrats it is going to be our party leaders backstabbing him over and over again during the four years of his presidency ! bank on it!
I think you mispelled HANGED.
Please see my tag-line.
Yep. Bought and paid for, both of them.
Stuff them both into a tiger cage together and throw away the key.
Well - We know it will stop after Obama leaves office anyway.
But what if the people are stupid enough to vote another democrat in as president someday?
Graham also wants a law to legitimate Obama’s “dreamer” crap. He also wants more moslem “refugees”
Graham is a CANCER
As I’ve said before, my elderly mom calls Graham .....”McCain’s fart sniffer”.
People who make us ashamed of “Republicanism”
The Saudi ambassador, Mr. Jubeir, has long been courting members of Congress who could pressure the administration to get more involved in Syria. He found early support from Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Mr. Petraeus in mid-2012 won White House approval to provide intelligence and limited training to Syrian rebels at the base, including in the use of arms provided by others. Saudi and Jordanian agents began vetting the fighters to be trained, said Arab diplomats and a former U.S. military official.
Prince Bandar has largely stayed out of Washington but held meetings with U.S. officials in the region. One was in September 2012. Sens. McCain and Graham, who were in Istanbul, met him in an opulent hotel suite on the banks of the Bosporus.
Mr. McCain said he made the case to Prince Bandar that the rebels werent getting the kinds of weapons they needed, and the prince, in turn, described the kingdoms plans. The senator said that in succeeding months he saw a dramatic increase in Saudi involvement, hands-on, by Bandar.
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