- May 7, 2004
Jon Stewart Receives FDNY Legend's Coat In Emotional Moment Before Blasting Lawmakers At 9/11 HearingDuring the hearing, Stewart accused Congress of “callous indifference and rank hypocrisy” in failing to renew the fund.
"Why this bill isn't unanimous consent and a stand-alone issue, is beyond my comprehension. And I've yet to hear a reasonable explanation as to why," said Stewart, who also blasted lawmakers for failing to attend Tuesday's hearing. "Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders, and in front of me a nearly empty Congress."
Pretty ridiculous that Congress can't even fund this. But boy they can spend your money on all kinds of other bullcrap. I even saw the House wants a $5,000/month raise! Really? WTF did you do for the American people?! Besides, your ass gets paid some 175K a year FFS!