36.3 F
Washington D.C.
Monday, January 17, 2022
spot_img

WATCH: Jon Stewart and Mitch McConnell Spar Over 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Jon Stewart is still backing Congress into a corner. Last week, the former Daily Show host excoriated lawmakers for waiting to pass a bill that would continue funding 9/11 first responders’ medical expenses; less than 24 hours later, the bill passed the House Judiciary Committee. Now Stewart has set his sights on the bill’s final hurdle: Mitch McConnell, whom the comedian has accused of using the bill as a political pawn. And on Monday night, he took the fight back to his home turf, television, by crashing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

During an appearance on Fox & Friends on Monday morning, McConnell batted away Stewart’s congressional scolding by arguing that many things in Congress happen at the last minute. “I don’t know why he’s all bent out of shape,” McConnell said of Stewart. Stephen Colbert was in the middle of discussing the subject Monday night when he got to that quote—at which point Stewart crawled out from beneath Colbert’s desk, sputtering, “He said what? What did he say?!”

Read more at Vanity Fair and watch below

Homeland Security Todayhttp://www.hstoday.us
The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

Related Articles

STAY CONNECTED

- Advertisement -

Latest Articles