McConnell on reparations for slavery

McConnell on reparations for slavery

McConnell on reparations for slavery

"I'm fine. I'm bent out of shape for them", said Stewart.

In addition to noting that the perpetrators of slavery are dead, McConnell argued that "it would be pretty hard to figure out who to compensate".

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund-which provides financial assistance to 9/11 victims and their families-is running out. That's been on objective: There's not a lot of jokes to be made when you're saving animals or scolding an apathetic Congress over 9/11 First Responders.

And while Stewart called out those committee members that did not show for his testimony, he especially put the blame on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Colbert asked, "Would that be a turtle reference, Jon?" Even the people of Kentucky think he's garbage, but voter suppression keeps getting him re-elected. And they're now still suffering and dying in awful need. "I feel like an asshole", he said. But damn, senator, you're not good at this argument thing. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. You used it as a political pawn to get other things you want, and you don't get the job done completely, and your answer to that charge is, 'Yeah, duh, we're Congress.

He urged McConnell to meet right away with 9/11 survivors and "don't make them beg". "I'm not bent out of shape".

The bill weaving its way through Congress would permanently reauthorize the Victim Compensation Fund until 2090, which should account for all adult and child victims of the 2001 terror attacks.

The former host of "The Daily Show" testified last week at a public hearing on a bill that would ensure the fund can pay benefits for 70 years. He then added, "Well, I am out of shape", but only on behalf of first responders.

McConnell said this is not border wall funding, but specifically to take on issues like the lack of border security resources.

After clips played of Stewart's moving speech before Congress and McConnell's Monday appearance on Fox & Friends - during which the Senator said that he doesn't "know why [Stewart's] all bent out of shape" - the comedian and advocate popped up from under Colbert's desk to speak his mind.

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