‘America is cursed’: Jon Stewart blasts Republicans for voting on veterans health care bill

The GOP makes a big game of its respect and admiration for the military, but—as when it claims it’s all about the “sanctity of life” while insisting that pregnant people should be left to die—in The truth is full of shit. The latest example of the Conservative body being 10 per cent water and 90 per cent sewage came on Wednesday, when a party that likes to put forces at risk. blocked PACT Act – that can Expand Access to health care for veterans exposed to burn pits and subsequently diagnosed with rare cancers and respiratory diseases. And John Stewart For one, it was having none of it.

After a series of tweets in which the comedian and activist called out the senator Pat ToomeyWho was involved in destroying the bill?Write“Congratulations @SenToomey you successfully used byzantine senate rules to keep sick veterans suffering!!!! Well done! I’m sure you’d kick a dog or punch a baby  … Or celebrate whatever horrible people do for fun!” Stewart spoke at a press conference on Thursday to talk more about Republicans.

“It’s not a bitch,” Stewart said. “America’s heroes, who fought in our wars, were sweating outside their homes…fighting all kinds of diseases, while these damn mothers are sitting in air conditioning, cut off from every one of them. They don’t have to hear it, they don’t have to see it. They should not understand that these are human beings…. I am used to lies, I am used to hypocrisy… Senate is where accountability dies…. I am used to all this. But I am not used to cruelty.”

He continued: “[Republicans] They haven’t seen a war that they wouldn’t sign up for, and they haven’t met a veteran that they wouldn’t want to spoil. Now they say, “Well, it’ll be done, maybe after we get back from our summer vacation, maybe during the lame duck.” Because they are at the time of the senate…. Senate times are ridiculous. These bastards live up to 200 years. They are turtles. They live forever and they never lose their job and they never lose their benefits and they never lose all those things. Good, [veterans] They are not on senate time, they are on human time… It’s an embarrassment to the Senate, the country, the founders, and everything they claim to hold dear. And if this is America first, then America is damned.”

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To Tommy Demand Noting that the legislation would create a “slush fund,” Stewart noted that it was not only “bullshit,” but reminded the crowd that the senator and his colleagues regularly support defense bills. Stewart also criticized the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Noting that he, along with many other Republicans, voted for the legislation in June only to change their votes a month later.

Stewart has been a longtime advocate for veterans health care. In 2019, during a hearing on the Hill, he went to Congress on behalf of 9/11 first responders who had not yet received adequate health benefits from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, saying that lawmakers were “rank hypocritical” and “‘Disgraceful behavior’ cost these men and women their most valuable commodity: time.”

In a press conference on Thursday, Sen John Tester, Chairman of the Committee on Veteran Affairs of the Senate, said Republicans “voted for the men and women who fight for this country.” He used to called Opposition to the bill was an “eleventh-hour act of cowardice,” warning that “more veterans will suffer and die as a result.”


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