Comedian Jon Stewart Chides House for 9/11 Fund Hearing  

Posted on June 11, 2019 6:34 pm

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Comedian Jon Stewart wasn’t joking Tuesday when he furiously called out U.S. lawmakers who skipped a House hearing on a full compensation fund for September 11th first responders.

Stewart, a long-time advocate for 9/11 first responders, pointed to the empty chairs at the House Judiciary Committee and called them “an embarrassment to the country and a stain on this institution.”

He accused House committee members of showing “utterly unacceptable disrespect” to the New York City emergency workers.

Lack of attendance explained?

Lawmakers frequently go in and out of committee hearings when there is other congressional business.

Republican Mike Johnson of Louisiana predicted the bill to