Cornyn to White House: Stop Stalling on 9/11 Bill


In: All News   Posted 09/20/2016
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‘My question is, what is he waiting for? It's been on his desk since about a week ago. Why is he making these families wait even longer for justice?’

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) continued to press the White House to act on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, legislation that passed Congress unanimously and has been sitting on the President’s desk for a week.

“In just a few minutes I'll have the chance to meet with several of the families from 9/11, of the victims of 9/11. And these men and women, I have to tell you, have been a remarkable example of resilience and courage for all of us. They want and they deserve a path to justice, and I hope the President stops holding up Congress from voting to override the veto he promised on this legislation. Better yet, I would hope the President would reconsider his stated intention to veto the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.” 

“All it does is gives these families access to a court of law where they can make their case, if they can. But the President said he's going to veto it. My question is, what is he waiting for? It's been on his desk since about a week ago. Why is he making these families wait even longer for justice? If he's going to veto, he should veto it. He should do it, to stop making everybody wait on his timeline.”