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Jon Stewart rips McConnell: You only see the 9/11 victims fund as a 'political pawn'


Added 06-18-19 01:20:03am EST - “Comedian Jon Stewart fired back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY,? after the top lawmaker questioned why the 9/11 victims activist was "bent out of shape."” - Foxnews.com

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Comedian Jon Stewart fired back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, after the top Republican lawmaker questioned why the outspoken 9/11 victims activist was "bent out of shape."

The former "Daily Show" host appeared on Capitol Hill last week and blasted Congress for its inaction on a permanent fix for the 9/11 victims fund, which is set to expire next year. And during a special appearance on Monday night's "The Late Show," Stewart emerged from host Stephen Colbert's desk and offered a sharp reaction to McConnell's dismissal of his criticism.

"I'm not bent out of shape, I'm fine. I'm bent out of shape for them," Steward said of the 9/11 first responders suffering from terminal illnesses. "These are the first heroes and veterans and victims of the great trillions of dollars war on terror. And they're currently still suffering and dying in terrible need. You would think that would be enough to get Congress's attention, but apparently it's not."

Stewart slammed McConnell's defense of lawmakers who were absent from the subcommittee hearing he attended due to their busy schedules.

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