Tim Kaine No Show at 9/11 Bill Vote

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Sep 28, 2016 5:00 PM
Tim Kaine No Show at 9/11 Bill Vote

The Senate and House of Representatives voted to override President Obama's veto of JASTA on Wednesday, legislation that allows 9/11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia. It was the first time Obama has faced an override since entering the Oval Office. The Senate vote was not even close, passing on an overwhelmingly bipartisan tally of 97-1. Harry Reid was the only senator to vote to sustain it. 

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, was not present for the historic moment.

Unfortunately, the vice presidential nominee could not use geography as an excuse. In a press release, the Republican National Committee pointed out that Kaine was only 10 miles away from Capitol Hill at the time of the vote, appearing at an event in Alexandria, VA.

Sen. Bernie Sanders also missed the vote, for the same reason - he was stumping for Clinton.

Earlier this week, the Clinton campaign indicated Clinton would sign the bill if it reached her desk.