MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Hillary Clinton is backing legislation that would allow families of Sept.11th victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any reported role in the attack, breaking with President Barack Obama’s stance on the matter.
The Democratic presidential candidate would sign the bill if she were president. That’s according to a spokesman, Jesse Lehrich.
He said Friday that Clinton continues to support efforts to “hold accountable those responsible” for the attacks.
Obama is expected to veto the bill later Friday. He says it would undermine already-strained diplomatic relations with a critical U.S. ally.
Congressional leaders say they have the voters to override Obama’s veto.
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