Rare cancers and respiratory illnesses were found to have been caused by fumes from burning everything from rubber, chemical waste, ammunitions and human feces in the burn pits.
Republicans “haven’t met a veteran they won’t screw over,” the former Daily Show host said Thursday, while trashing the GOP for blocking a bill that would, among other things, expand health care for members of the military diagnosed with rare cancers as a result of their service.
Following a series of tweets in which the comedian and activist called out Senator Pat Toomey—who was instrumental in killing the bill—writing, “Congratulations @SenToomey You successfully used the Byzantine Senate rules to keep sick veterans suffering!!!! Kudos! I’m sure you’ll celebrate by kicking a dog or punching a baby…or whatever terrible people do for fun!!!!!” Stewart spoke at a press conference on Thursday to further lay into Republicans.
“[Republicans] haven’t met a war they won’t sign up for, and they haven’t met a veteran they won’t screw over…. Now they say, ‘Well, this will get done, maybe after we get back from our summer recess, maybe during the lame duck.’ Because they’re on Senate time…. Senate time is ridiculous. These motherfuckers live to 200. They’re tortoises. They live forever and they never lose their jobs and they never lose their benefits and they never lose all those things. Well, [veterans] aren’t on Senate time, they’re on human time…. This is an embarrassment to the Senate, to the country, to the founders, and all that they profess to hold dear. And if this is America First, then America is fucked.”
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