Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom Stewart saw as an "obstacle" in the process, appeared on Fox News wonder why the comedian "is all folded form" on the debacle. In a surprise appearance on The show lateStewart shot back.
"I'm not bent, I'm fine," he said. "I am deformed for them, they are the first heroes, veterans and victims of the huge billions of dollars of the war on terror … you think that would be enough to attract Congressional attention, but apparently this is not the case. Is not the case. "
Sure Fox NewsMcConnell added that Stewart "was looking for a way to offend" and that members of Congress were too busy to hear the comedian's speech. It's an accusation that Stewart has not taken well.
"I felt like a jerk, I felt stupid, it was a huge misunderstanding – I did not know that they were busy," Stewart said. "I did not want to interrupt them with their jobs."
The comedian implored McConnell to meet the first responders tomorrow and pass the bill by stating, "You can adopt it for a stand-alone bill tomorrow."
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