JON STEWART spoke to a Congressional committee about renewing funding for 9/11 first responders. And he was absolutely irate, that many members of the committee didn’t even bother to show up. The funding expires next year, and he supports a law to fund it permanently.
He may not have a TV show anymore, but he’s still crusading for what he believes is right. Stewart said, quote, “What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process, that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to.
“Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak. To no one.
“Shameful. It’s an embarrassment to the country, and it is a stain on this institution. And you should be ashamed of yourselves for those that aren’t here; but you won’t be, because accountability doesn’t appear to be something that occurs in this chamber.”
[Bravo, Mr. Stewart. This is what a true patriot sounds like. ~ Mo]