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Jon Stewart Returns to The Daily Show To Shame Congress Over 9/11 Bill

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    It's been six months since Jon Stewart left "The Daily Show" and he insists he doesn't miss being host, but he did feel the need to make a return to the show last night in an attempt to shame Republicans, specifically Majority Leader McConnell, into passing a permanent extension of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The law, which will run out of money in a little more than one month, has more than enough votes to pass both houses of Congress, but Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan have refused to bring it to the floor for a vote.

    Stewart saved most of his ire for McConnell, who pulled the permanent extension out of a recent bill because Democrats wouldn't agree to agree to a Republican proposal to lift the U.S. ban on oil exports. You read that right...Senator McConnell cares more about shipping oil outside of America than people who are dying because they inhaled toxic fumes as they were cleaning up after the 9/11 attacks.

    How McConnell can sleep at night is baffling to me, but I truly believe that many Republicans just don't have a soul. They talk a big game when it comes to being patriots and loving America, but their actions are speaking far louder than any words they can ever speak.