Jon Stewart is offended with the U.S. authorities.
The previous “Each day Present” host appeared Tuesday earlier than the U.S. Home Judiciary Committee for a listening to on the 9/11 Sufferer Compensation Fund, delivering a blistering, passionate testimony calling out the lawmakers within the room.
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“Your indifference price these women and men their Most worthy commodity: Time!,” Stewart stated earlier than the largely empty committee. “What an unbelievable metaphor this room is for your entire course of that getting healthcare and advantages for 9/11 first responders has come to. Behind me, a crammed room of 9/11 first responders and in entrance of me, an almost empty Congress. Sick and dying, they introduced themselves down right here to talk. To nobody.”
In response to the Fund’s web site, it was created with a view to “present compensation for any particular person (or a private consultant of a deceased particular person) who suffered bodily hurt or was killed because of the terrorist-related plane crashes of Sept. 11, 2001 or the particles elimination efforts that occurred within the speedy aftermath of these crashes.”
“Shameful,” Stewart continued. “It’s a humiliation to the nation, and it’s a stain on this establishment. And you need to be ashamed of yourselves for people who aren’t right here, however you gained’t be, as a result of accountability doesn’t look like one thing that happens on this chamber.”
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Stewart has for years been a powerful advocate for payments funding well being and different providers for 9/11 victims and first responders.
The comic’s testimony garnered excessive reward on social media, together with from celebs like Alyssa Milano, Jimmy Kimmel and extra.