Jon Stewart on Tuesday celebrated a bipartisan Senate vote for laws offering well being care advantages to thousands and thousands of veterans uncovered to poisonous burn pits throughout their army service.
Stewart, who fiercely championed the laws and denounced Republican senators who blocked it final week, appeared exterior the Capitol with army veterans who stand to profit, as proven on CNN video.
“I wanna apologize for cursing final week, I don’t know what occurred,” stated Stewart. “Usually I’m very demure.”
A few of these Republicans relented in Tuesday’s 86-11 vote passing the measure, which goals to assist army personnel uncovered to poisonous burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to the herbicide Agent Orange in Vietnam.
“I’ll say this,” stated Stewart. “I’m undecided I’ve ever seen a scenario the place individuals who have already given a lot needed to battle so arduous to get so little. And I hope we realized a lesson.”
Stewart, who hosted “The Day by day Present” till 2015, has been an outspoken advocate for first responders and army veterans bothered by poisonous publicity.
On the Capitol, Stewart hugged Rosie Torres, who based an advocacy group known as Burn Pits 360 after her husband Le Roy was uncovered to poisonous fumes in Iraq in 2007 and misplaced his job as a Texas state trooper due to his well being.
“Le Roy, my brother,” Stewart stated, singling out Torres. “I talked to Le Roy 4 years in the past in my workplace and I made a promise to him. I stated, ‘I’m not gonna allow you to go, my brother’ and ‘we’re gonna get this achieved.’ And guess what? We obtained it achieved. Love you Le Roy.”