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Stewart Fires Back at McConnell: Stop ‘Jacking Us Around’

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Jon Stewart was not about to let Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell get the last word.

After the former Daily Show host called out McConnell on Fox News Sunday for consistently waiting until the “very last minute” to offer relief to 9/11 first responders—and only doing so “under intense lobbying and public shaming”—the Senate majority leader went on Fox & Friends on Monday morning to offer a dismissive response.

“I don’t know why he is all bent out of shape, but we will take care of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund,” McConnell insisted, adding, “It sounds to me like he is looking for some way to take offense.”

So when Stewart reappeared from under his old friend Stephen Colbert’s desk on The Late Show on Monday night, he had a lot to get off his chest. Asked........

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