- Comic Jon Stewart and GOP Sen. Ted Cruz have gone to conflict on Twitter over the PACT Act.
- Cruz was certainly one of a number of Republican lawmakers who blocked the invoice within the Senate.
- The invoice would have expanded healthcare for veterans uncovered to poisonous burn pits.
Comic Jon Stewart lashed out at GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on Twitter over a veterans healthcare invoice.
Stewart initially uploaded a clip addressing inaccuracy to a response Cruz gave on why Republicans blocked the PACT Act, a invoice that will have expanded healthcare for veterans uncovered to poisonous burn pits. Cruz was certainly one of a number of Republican lawmakers seen fist-bumping after the invoice was blocked.
Cruz mentioned whereas he helps the PACT Act, the dispute is over Democrats “taking part in a budgetry trick,” by taking “$400 billion in discretionary spending and shifted it to necessary spending.”
Stewart replied by stating that “it is no trick.”
“Ah dearest Theodore. I do admire you and @JesseBWatters attempting to rally the forces of misinformation to try to kill extra vets…however not tonite sweetie. I will go sluggish cuz I do know you solely went to Princeton and Harvard…” Stewart tweeted. Stewart was probably referring as properly to Fox Information host Jesse Waters’ section on him on “Jesse Waters Primetime,” the place Waters claimed the comic’s blame on Republicans for the PACT Act not passing was “misguided.”
“All the pieces within the authorities is both necessary or discretionary spending relying on which bucket they really feel like placing it in. The entire place is mainly a fucking shell recreation,” Stewart mentioned. “And, he is pretending that that is some new factor that the Democrats pulled out, caught into the invoice and snuck it previous one Ted Cruz.”
Poking enjoyable at Cruz, Stewart added: “Now, I am not an enormous metropolis Harvard educated lawyer, however I can learn. It is at all times been necessary spending.”
—Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) July 29, 2022
In a response video, Cruz known as Stewart a “humorous man.”
“I admire your partaking on points and public coverage,” Cruz mentioned in a video hooked up to his tweet.
He mentioned that the “information matter” and that he believes in taking good care of veterans and alleged that the “accounting gimmick” by Democratic lawmakers would have been “irresponsible” in gentle of inflation.
“And I will say this additionally, Jon, in case you really wish to see this invoice move, in case you’re not simply taking part in partisan politics, it is probably not the most effective thought simply to scream expletives at individuals who help the invoice that you simply wish to see handed,” Cruz mentioned.
—Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 30, 2022
Stewart has been a vocal proponent for healthcare for veterans, and spent years advocating for the trigger on Capitol Hill. He gave an emotional speech to Congress in 2019 the place he recounted how he and buddy — 9/11 first responder Ray Pfeifer — knocked on doorways to talk to lawmakers who dodged their questions or turned them away.
Stewart this week hit out at Republican senators for blocking the development of the PACT Act, which might have expanded entry to well being look after veterans uncovered to burn pits and poisonous contaminants.
“That is corruption at its most interesting. And sadly, these are the those that fought and defended their proper to this fuckery,” Stewart advised reporters on Capitol Hill. “If that is America First, America is fucked,” Stewart mentioned.