Comedian Jon Stewart has taken up causes to support veterans and first responders since 9/11.
Stewart has been hammering Republicans for a delay in legislation for injured veterans.
But Stewart made a stunning admission once he cooled down from a heated caught-on-camera exchange.
The PACT Act finally passed after an intense battle in the final days.
The legislation will provide healthcare for war veterans who suffered from toxic burn pits during deployment.
The deal got held up when the Democrats snuck in some language at the last minute, and Jon Stewart used his platform to hammer Republicans for pushing pause.
Conservative journalist and commentator Jack Posobiec confronted Stewart about his attack on Republicans, and attempted to broker a meeting between Stewart and leading members of the GOP.
Needless to say, the conversation got heated.
But eventually, Posobiec and Stewart came to an agreement and shook hands.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 1, 2022
Hollywood elites like Stewart almost never admit wrongdoing – especially when they get involved in politics.
But the facts came out in this case and to his credit Stewart swallowed his pride and copped to the truth.
One day after the détente between Stewart and Posobiec, the Senate announced that they had reached a deal.
The Post Millennial reported, “the PACT Act passed the Senate on Tuesday after a drawn out, procedural battle that had nothing to do with the content or purpose of the bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that he anticipated that the bill, to fund health care for veterans who had suffered the ill-effects of toxic burn pits, would pass…The deal allows for three amendments, from Senators Marsha Blackburn, Rand Paul, and Pat Toomey, with a 60-vote threshold followed by final passage. The bill passed, 86 in favor, with 11 opposed…Posobiec confronted Stewart in Washington, DC over Stewart’s public freak out at GOP senators who voted against the bill, due to what was termed by Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey a ‘budgetary gimmick,’ to facilitate $400 billion in discretionary spending in the bill that would not have been earmarked for veterans.”
Prior to the agreement, Stewart had called out Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) by name, and he responded by explaining that the Democrats always pull these kinds of tricks.
Toomey said, “This is the oldest trick in Washington. People take a sympathetic group of Americans — and it could be children with an illness, it could be victims of crime, it could be veterans who’ve been exposed to toxic chemicals — craft a bill to address their problems, and then sneak in something completely unrelated that they know could never pass on its own, and dare Republicans to do anything about it…Because they know they’ll unleash their allies in the media and maybe a pseudo-celebrity to make up false accusations to try to get us to just swallow what shouldn’t be there.”
The deal got done in the end despite the tactics that played out in the media.
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