Cardin and Hoyer waver on justice for 9/11 victims
I recently took an afternoon off to drive to Washington, D.C., where I marched with the 9/11 families supporting passage of the proposed Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which would allow victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue foreign governments that support terrorism (“The Saudis must be held accountable for their role in 9/11,” Sept. 9).
After reading that Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Steny Hoyer, who initially voted for the bill, are now wavering, I would like to make the following proposal.
Since Senator Cardin and Representative Hoyer are both highly intelligent, honorable men, they should take it upon themselves to form a special committee for the solemn purpose of carefully considering President Barack Obama’s objections to JASTA.
Such a committee would require both a source of funding and a qualified chairperson. To that end, Mr. Cardin and Mr. Hoyer should have no difficulty in securing 30 pieces of Saudi silver and summoning the spirit of Benedict Arnold.