"We do not want to be here," Jon Stewart told the few lawmakers who came to watch him, as he asked for an extension of the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund last week. The former Daily The presenter probably also did not want to be on Fox News Sunday on that Father's Day, but there he introduced Chris Fallace to his case.
Given The topic was an understandably serious interview. However, there was a fleeting moment of recklessness when Wallace realized that even if the Democrat-led house passes the law on extending health financing through the lives of the first responders of September 1
Stewart scowled and shouted, "The Senate!" "Did you have problems with Senator McConnell?" Fox moderator asked.
"Yes," Stewart replied. "I mean, not me personally, but in terms of passing the 9/11 bills, Mitch McConnell has been the White Whale since 2010." He said it was the "cynicism Washington shows" that made him "emotional" on this particular issue.
"They asked Mitch McConnell about the testimony after it happened," Stewart said And he said, "My goodness" – I think he used the word "My goodness" – "Gosh," we did not look at that for awhile, but we'll look at it, and I'm sure We will treat it as sympathetically as in the past. "
" But I want to make it clear that this has never been treated sympathetically by Senator McConnell, "he said. "He has always kept to the last minute and only then has he decided to continue under intense lobbying and public embarrassment."
It is noted that funding for September 11 is "not a Republican Democrat" problem, "Stewart added later," not all Republicans are against it, but everyone who opposed it is a Republican. And that is unacceptable.
He eventually resisted the urge to see McConnell as a turtle.