Washington Disses The Saudis

This frame grab from video provided by C-SPAN2 Obama Veto Override
This frame grab from video provided by C-SPAN2, shows the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 28, 2016, as the Senate acted decisively to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation. When President Barack Obama was hit with the first veto override of his presidency on Wednesday, it landed as a clear reminder of his dwindling political influence, years of confounding relationships with Congress and shaky prospects for the few legislative priorities he has left. C-SPAN2 / Associated Press
This frame grab from video provided by C-SPAN2 Obama Veto Override
This frame grab from video provided by C-SPAN2, shows the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 28, 2016, as the Senate acted decisively to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation. When President Barack Obama was hit with the first veto override of his presidency on Wednesday, it landed as a clear reminder of his dwindling political influence, years of confounding relationships with Congress and shaky prospects for the few legislative priorities he has left. C-SPAN2 / Associated Press

Washington Disses The Saudis

Saudi Arabia lobbied hard to defeat the bill that would allow 9-11 families to sue them. They even threatened to remove 75 billion dollars in assets from the US.

But the Saudi’s lost badly, 97-1 in the Senate.

Another recent vote in the Senate had a significant number of senators voting against a Saudi Arms sale. Is a rift between the US and Saudi Arabia helpful or harmful?

We talk with UCLA law professor Khalid Abu Fadl about recent developments.