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Stewart criticized McConnell for coming to grips with the legislation "We'll make it if we can," accusing him of using the September 11 first-aid community as a "political farmer."
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The comedian made comments on CBS's "The Late Show" Stephen Colbert  Stephen Tyrone ColbertDavid Spade says he will not joke about Trump in the new comedy show David Spade says he will not joke about Trump in the new comedy show Democrats should initiate a "Fire Mitch McConnell" campaign MORE . After Colbert had shown a clip of McConnell in Fox News on Monday, Stewart surprised the audience by showing up under the desk.
His appearance prompted Colbert to ask if Stewart was "out of shape."
"No, no, Mitch McConnell, I'm not out of shape, I'm in good shape," called Stewart. "Well, I'm out of shape, but not because of you … I'm fine, I'm out of shape for them, these are the first heroes and veterans and victims of the big trillion dollar war on terror They are still dying and still in great need. "
" You would think that would be enough to attract the attention of the Congress, but apparently not. "
After Stewart's comments, CBS switched to another clip McConnell's interview with Fox News. Asked by moderator Steve Doocy why so few members were present at a hearing on the bill that Stewart attended, McConnell said the legislature was probably busy with other issues.
"This often happens because members have a lot of things going on at the same time," McConnell said.
Stewart jokingly replied that he had not noticed that the legislature was "busy."
"I feel like an asshole," said the former presenter of The Daily Show. "Now I feel stupid, that's a huge misunderstanding, I did not know they were busy, I did not want to interrupt their jobs." "We'll talk about this when we look at the heroes of 9/11," he continued, before declaring later that the senator "was not good at this reasoning."
"Basically, we say you love the 9/11 community, if it serves your political purposes, but if they are needed urgently, go slow, you fidget, you use them as political farmers to get other things you want, "he said. Stewart concluded his argument by stating that "we spent a year assembling bipartisan co-sponsors and supporters for this bill, in the hope that you will not get us out when he finally arrives at Mitch McConnell's desk like you have done it in the past. "
" If you want to know why we are out of shape, meet with them tomorrow and do not get them to beg for it, "he said." You could pass that thing tomorrow. When you're busy, I get it. "
Stewart gained wide public attention last week after giving emotional testimony at a September 9 hearing on the Victim Compensation Fund, and Stewart expressed frustration at the lack of movement the
"I want to make it clear that Senator McConnell has never cared about it," he said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday. Intense lobbying and a sense of public shame even prompted him to continue. "
McConnell said on Monday that Congress had "never ignored this problem, and we will take it up again. "
Current Compensation for September 11 First The number of first responders is expected to expire this year without any new legislation." Stewart is currently pleading for a measure to extend compensation for first-aiders by 2090.