Jon Stewart lambasts GOP opposition to veterans bill

Jon Stewart lambasts GOP opposition to veterans bill
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During a Friday, July 29 appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” veteran comedian Jon Stewart discussed a bill on benefits for veterans — and urged Congress to get something passed as soon as possible.

Stewart noted that in the past, veterans “were getting cancers and lung diseases” as well as “immune disorders,” but it “wasn’t being covered in their health care and benefits.”

“They were dying, and their families were going bankrupt and struggling,” Stewart told MSNBC. “And so, this bill addresses those things — and by the way, has already passed. It passed on June 16, 84-14 in the Senate…. That’s where it stands.”

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Stewart went on to criticize Republicans who have opposed the bill.

“They’re suggesting that a budgetary gimmick was inserted into the bill at midnight…. that somehow, it’s a trojan horse…. of spending that has nothing to do with veterans,” Stewart told MSNBC.

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