In an interview on ‘Fox News Sunday’ Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, points out that Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has consistently dragged his feet on legislation that would provide resources to 9/11 first responders.
During the interview, Stewart discussed his recent congressional testimony in support of a bill aimed at extending healthcare throughout the entire lives of 9/11 first responders, according to an article from The Daily Beast.
Stewart emphasized that even if the bill were to pass the house, it would have difficulties passing the senate because McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, would avoid putting the bill on the senate’s legislative agenda.
“But I want to make it clear that this has never been dealt with compassionately by Senator McConnell. He has always held out until the very last minute and only then, under intense lobbying and public shaming has he even deigned to move on it,” said Stewart.
Stewart’s continued advocacy for the bill both in congress and in the media might be the push needed to spur action from the Senate Republicans.