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‘You should be ashamed’: Jon Stewart shreds members of Congress for skipping 9/11 victims hearing

Comedian and former talk show host Jon Stewart ripped lawmakers to pieces when many skipped out on a hearing on funding for victims of the September 11 attacks, calling the poor attendance a “stain” on Congress. The retired Daily Show host delivered the roasting on Tuesday in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, which met to discuss a bill that would reauthorize compensation for 9/11 victims and first responders. When only five committee members showed up, Stewart let them have it. “You should be ashamed of yourselves for those that aren't here, but you won't be,” Stewart said at the hearing, adding that accountability was an unfamiliar concept to some Congress members.Stewart noted that the empty seats were an “incredible metaphor” for the difficulties survivors have encountered seeking compensation all along, many of whom need help covering the cost of expensive medical bills.As he spoke of the victims and first responders he knew per ...Read more

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