‘You blew it’: Jon Stewart on House Republicans and Sandy aid
Jon Stewart returned from a holiday break last night, exercised over Republicans' decision last week to adjourn the House session without voting on the $60 billion in aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"Oh I can understand that, been a long session, the House Republicans probably wanted to get home," Stewart said."You know who else wants to get back to their homes, the people whose homes got swept away by Hurricane Sandy!"
He followed that with some clips of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Peter King savaging House Speaker John Boehner
"Wow, when Peter King is calling you a disgrace," Stewart said.
And then he turned on the 67 Republicans who voted against the $9 billion to replenish the national flood-insurance program.
"This is just a simple down-the-middle, black-and-white, cut-and-dry, warm cup of what would Jesus, or any other human being that isn't an asshole, would do, and you blew it," he said.
He held up a copy of the one-page, $9-billion bill to dispute Paul Ryan's claim that he voted against it because it was pork-laden.
"There is as much pork in here as in the mini-fridge in the breakroom at PETA!" Stewart harangued.