BREAKING: Senate Votes 97-1 AGAINST Obama For The FIRST TIME EVER, This Is LEGENDARY

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By Alicia Powe AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

President Barack Obama was rebuked by Congress for the first time on Wednesday, by a 97-1 margin.

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Striking a blow to the president on foreign policy months before he leaves office, Congress overrode Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing of the terrorists.

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Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act , better known as the “Sept 11 bill”, Late last Friday, despite clear signs that the veto may be rejected by both the Senate and the House.

The vote marks the first time the Senate has mustered enough votes to overrule Obama’s veto pen.

Voters are increasingly worried about radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of recent attacks in New York, Minnesota and Florida. As the general election nears, lawmakers don’t want to be seen as being soft on punishing sponsors of terrorism. Not a single Democrat came to the Senate floor before the vote to argue in favor of Obama’s position.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was the sole vote to sustain Obama’s veto.

Missing the vote were Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

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The House is expected to vote to override Obama’s veto later on Wednesday.

The White House lashed out at the Senate vote, calling it “embarrassing.”

“I would venture to say that this is the single most embarrassing thing that the United States Senate has done, possibly, since 1983,” Obama spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One.

The White House had little chance in preventing the override after Obama used his veto pen on Friday.

The legislation, sponsored by Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), would create an exception in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act allowing the victims of terrorism to sue foreign sponsors of attacks on U.S. soil.

It was crafted primarily at the urging of the families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks who want to sue Saudi Arabian officials if they are found to have links to the hijackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

It passed the Senate and House unanimously in May and September, respectively, but without roll-call votes.

Republicans have given President Obama at some point or another everything he’s wanted.

This should be the least of the things he was refused.

Now, let’s block him from giving away the Internet.

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God Bless.

VOTE FOR DONALD J. TRUMP! TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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