On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham blocked a bill he co-sponsored that would allow families of those murdered by the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Graham, who sponsored the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, is now backtracking, claiming changes made to the proposed legislation could expose the U.S. to legal and economic repercussions– apparently a cost not measurable to whatever amount of money the 9/11 victims’ families might receive.
The Hill reported:
Edits made last week by Sen. Jeff Sessions might expand the scope, Graham told reporters on Tuesday, potentially putting the U.S. at risk of legal retaliation because of actions by individuals or unsavory allies.
“I want to make sure that anything we do doesn’t come to bite us,” Graham told reporters in the basement of the Senate.
“Anything we do in this bill can be used against us later. So let’s say there’s a situation where you’ve got an American in a consulate or an embassy that’s got their own grudge against a government,” he said. “We want to make sure that we’re not liable for that.”
Of course, the Obama regime opposes the bill, and Saudi officials have threatened to sell $750 billion worth of U.S. assets if the bill is passed.
“If we open up the possibility that individuals and the United States can routinely start suing other governments, then we are also opening up the United States to being continually sued by individuals in other countries,” Obama said.
The Hill reported that the changes Sessions made to the bill are unknown and were not made public.
The question is, how much money has Graham received from Saudi Arabia? What backroom deals has he made and profited from involving the Saudi kingdom?