Jon Stewart Skewers GOP ‘Cowards’ for Blocking 9/11 Heroes Bill (Video)

December 14, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)— Last week, the entire Caucus of Republican obstructionist Senators filibustered a bill to provide health care to our 9/11 first responders, suffering from illnesses related to breathing in the toxic dust and fumes from Ground Zero. Why? Because the Republicans signed a hostage letter vowing to block everything, until and unless, the wealthiest two percent of all Americans received a tax cut. They not only blocked health care for our 9/11 heroes, but also filibustered the Dream Act and the Defense Authorization bill during a time of two wars because it contained an amendment to repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” As noted by Media Matters, the Beltway media ignored the craven obstruction by the GOP to deny care to our 9/11 first responders, but not Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart. He skewered the “Republican’ts” as “World Trade Cowards,” concluding that the GOP has lost the future right to co-opt 9/11 imagery to get elected, because of their craven partisanship.

Stewart quipped,”Since when does the Republican Party make 9/11 first responders stand over in the corner with the gays and Mexicans?”

He also rightly called out the Republicans as cowards for not taking to the floor to publicly oppose the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act on camera.

“So guess what Republicans? Here’s the deal– ‘you’re, we’re the only party that understands 9/11’s repercussion monopoly’ ends now,”‘ said Stewart.


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