An emotional and furious Jon Stewart unloaded on Senate Republicans for blocking an expansion of healthcare for veterans.
Jon Stewart Reacts To Republicans Blocking Healthcare For Vets
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Jon Stewart generally stays in the background and lets vets and advocates speak but this morning he is clearly fed up that the Senate failed to pass the burn pits bill. His message to GOP senators who voted against this “get this done, he tells me.” @NewsNation pic.twitter.com/fBCKpY2nbV
— Kellie Meyer (@KellieMeyerNews) July 28, 2022
Jon Stewart said, “They already passed this bill 84-14. It is the exact same bill. They changed one sentence in the House. The sentence in the House they changed was about using rural medical practices for the VA, which apparently triggered a constitutional crisis, and it had to redone. That’s all that changed.”
Stewart was asked about today supposedly being a day of celebration for veterans.
He answered, “Yeah. It just makes the gut punch all the more devastating. These people all came down here so that they could finally tell the men and….Their constituents are dying. You’re going to get it done on recess? You know, tell their cancer to take a recess. Tell their cancer to stay home and go visit their families. This is a disgrace. If this is America first, America is f*cked.”
Senate Republicans Blocked Expanding Health Care For Veterans For No Reason
Senate Republicans blocked the largest expansion of healthcare for veterans for decades on Wednesday for no reason. The Republicans didn’t give a real reason. It is suspect that the reversal of their previous vote for the legislation was related to the announcement of a Democratic agreement on a reconciliation package by Sens. Schumer and Manchin.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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