Jon Stewart rips Paul Ryan a new one over Sandy relief funds

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 0:03 EDT
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On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lashed out at Republicans who opposed funding for Hurricane Sandy relief.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) brought rebuke from within his own party after failing to hold a vote on Sandy relief before the 112th Congress ended. Though the House of Representatives later passed the non-controversial legislation, 67 Republicans voted against it, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

“This is just a simple down the middle, black and white, cut and dry, warm cup of what would Jesus or any other human being that is not an asshole do, and you blew it,” Stewart remarked.

Ryan said he opposed the disaster relief funds because the legislation contained “pork-barrel spending.”

“It’s one fucking page,” Stewart said, aghast. “It’s two paragraphs that add 9.7 billion to the national flood insurance program and nothing else. There is as much pork in here as in the mini-fridge in the break-room at PETA. There is no pork in this thing!”

Watch video, via The Daily Show, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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