Last night, Jon Stewart stopped by The Daily Show. But it wasn’t to reminisce; it was to castigate Congress for sitting around once again doing dick-all for 9/11 first responders.
The New York Times reminds us that back in 2010—after much effort—Congress passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provided healthcare to those who’d assisted in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. (Which—imagine!—wasn’t great for their health.) Stewart was vocal in his support of the bill.
But you see, Congress was supposed to renew the act after five years so it continues to get funded, and thus far, they haven’t. So Stewart, post-show beard and all, borrowed his former platform to embarrass some senators. Watch as aides for Rand Paul and others attempt to slither away from the Daily Show’s camera crew.
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