Jon Stewart has really been getting under the skin of senators lately, namely Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
It seems as though McConnell has been purposely leaving the First Responders Bill, or the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, off of the agenda being voted upon.
He did all this while claiming to be in support of the healthcare bill that would cover the costs of the countless medical treatments for the people who worked at ground zero after the Twin Towers fell on September 11th, 2001.
These selfless souls are now suffering from life threatening, if not terminal illnesses, directly caused by working at ground zero.
Today, ailments like: heart disease, lung disease, numerous types of cancer, and brain issues (just to name a few) are plaguing the 9/11 first responders.
The healthcare bill is named after first responder, James Zadroga, who died in 2006 from a respiratory disease that was linked to his time spent recovering bodies and debris from the site.
Jon Stewart was enraged at the lack of concern the GOP seemed to have for these amazing men and women, who worked tirelessly and saw unimaginable things.
Stewart could be seen wandering the halls of congress and stalking congressmen and women who tried desperately to dodge the relentless comic.
McConnell finally got sick of all the bad publicity he was getting, and announced Friday that the bill would be passed in congress in the year-end spending plan.
What pushed McConnell over the edge this week was a visit Stewart made to The Late Show and a one-time return to The Daily Show to call out McConnell publicly.
Stewart said this about McConnell on The Daily Show:
“So far, he has been an enormous obstacle, unwilling to move the bill forward for purely political reasons. He’s not nice.”
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