“These first responders, many sick with cancers and pulmonary disease, have had to travel at their own expense to Washington, D.C., hundreds of times to plead for our government to do the right thing,” Stewart said. “My only conclusion is the people of Congress are not as good of people as the people who are first responders.” But, really, was that ever in question?
Watch both clips from Stewart's appearance here.
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