When he testified before the House Judiciary Committee on June 11, comedian Jon Stewart was highly critical of the U.S. Senate for neglecting the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) — referencing a “certain someone” who kept using it as a “political football.” Stewart, during an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace that aired on Sunday, confirmed that the “certain someone” was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And McConnell was highly dismissive of Stewart during an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” the following Monday morning.
During his interview with Wallace, Stewart asserted, “Mitch McConnell has been the white whale of this since 2010….. I want to make it clear that this has never been dealt with compassionately by Sen. 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.” But the Senate majority leader doesn’t see it that way.
When Steve Doocy, one of the “Fox and Friends” co-hosts, brought up Stewart’s criticisms, McConnell responded, “We’ve never failed to address this issue, and we will address it again. I don’t know why he’s all bent out of shape, but we will take care of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.”
McConnell responds to Jon Stewart's 9/11 VCF criticism: "I don't know why he's all bent out of shape" pic.twitter.com/u6qliTMxIw
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Doocy mentioned that Stewart was disappointed because “so few members” of Congress showed up at the hearing where Stewart spoke last week. And McConnell responded, “Well, that frequently happens because members have a lot of things going on at the same time. It sounds to me like he’s looking for some way to take offense. There’s no way we won’t address this problem appropriately. We have in the past; we will again in the future.”
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, also known as the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, was established following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Stewart has been an aggressive and tireless advocate for the VCF, stressing that surviving 9/11 first responders continue to suffer from severe health problems as a result of their work at New York City’s World Trade Center 18 years ago.
New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!
‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."