Judge Nap on Senate's 9/11 Bill: 'Why Are the Saudis Being Protected?'
The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.
The legislation passed by voice vote despite a veto threat from the White House and Saudi Arabia's vow to pull billions out of the U.S. economy if the measure becomes law.
Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on the House to move on the bill and send it to President Obama.
A House Judiciary Committee aide told Fox News the panel intends to hold a hearing on the Senate version of the bill in the near future.
Judge Andrew Napolitano explained the legal ramifications this morning, pointing out that in 1976 the U.S. government enacted "sovereign immunity," preventing U.S. citizens from bringing legal action against a foreign government.
The Senate bill now creates an exception for 9/11 and Saudi Arabia.
Napolitano said this all stems from the 28 still-classified pages of the 9/11 report, which some believe will show that Saudi officials helped the attackers.
He said that if House Speaker Paul Ryan brings the bill to the floor, it will pass overwhelmingly and that there will be enough support to override Obama's veto.
The judge said the American people have the right to know once and for all about the Saudis' involvement in the attacks.
"Why are we protecting them from the revelation of their potential, likely involvement in 9/11?" he asked.
Watch his analysis above.