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Typical Schumer tactic:

Talk a good game, then change your tune at the last minute.

Via NY Post.

Last week’s unanimous passage of a Senate bill making it easier for 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia and other foreign terror sponsors was widely heralded as a major victory.

It’s more of a cruel hoax.

It turns out that just before the vote, Sen. Charles Schumer and other proponents of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act stuffed an amendment into the final draft allowing the attorney general and secretary of state to stop any litigation against the Saudis in its tracks.

Yes, JASTA would remove the statutory restrictions that have prevented 9/11 families from taking the Saudi kingdom to court. But Schumer helped craft an entirely new section to the original bill, giving the Justice and State departments the power to stay court action indefinitely. All they have to do is inform the judge hearing the case that the US government has engaged with ¬Riyadh in diplomatic talks to resolve the issue.

The quiet, behind-the-scenes watering-down of the controversial bill explains why it passed without a single Republican or Democratic objection. The White House had lobbied senators heavily to kill the bill….


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  1. Vintageport says:

    Schumer is a snake in the grass…an arrogant, pompous, look-down-your-nose-at-his-constituency snake in the grass. How does this guy keep his seat? NY values.

  2. Alain41 says:

    McConnell went along. Need to expose who in the Senate Republicans worked with Schumer. Corker, the possible Trump VP? Seems another One Party Two Heads moment.

    If House has already passed, what does its bill say? If not, will Ryan go along?

  3. ROADHOG58 says:

    This thing was never meant to pass.Just one more reason to throw the bums out. Why the voters of New York keep electing this Sheister is beyond me. Trump cannot get in there soon enough.

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