McConnell reacts to Jon Stewart blasting him over 9/11 victims’ fund

McConnell reacts to Jon Stewart blasting him over 9/11 victims’ fund


BRING, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU, GRIFF. LET’S BRING IN THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL, GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.>>GOOD HORNING. AINSLEY: WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE BORDER AND IN D.C., THESE CONGRESSMAN AND WOMEN NOT VOTING TO CRACK DOWN ON THE BORDER PROBLEM.>>IT’S A REAL PROBLEM. LAST WEEK OR TWO AGO WE PASSED A SUPPLEMENTAL FOR THE FLOODS, STORM, DAMAGES WE HAD IN PUERTO RICO, FLORIDA, ALABAMA, GEORGIA, IOWA, NEBRASKA. IN THE SENATE WE WANTED TO ADD TO IT ROUGHLY FIVE BILLION DOLLARS THE PRESIDENT REQUESTED TO DEAL NOT WITH THE WALL BUT JUST THE HUMANITARIAN PART OF THE CRISIS AT THE BORDER. THE DEMOCRATS INSISTED ON STRIPPING IT OUT. SO I WILL BRING IT UP FREESTANDING NEXT WEEK AND SEE IF THEY REALLY AREN’T INTERESTED IN DEALING WITH THIS MASSIVE HUMANITY THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF AT THE BORDER. WHAT IS THE OBJECTION? THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE WALL, BUT ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. I THINK IT IS SAFE TO SAY THE PRESIDENT IS GETTING MORE COOPERATION OUT OF MEXICO THAN HE IS OUT OF CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS. STEVE: DO YOU THINK, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS ON THE PROGRAM, WE HAD EXPERTS WHO CAME IN, LOOK, DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT TO GIVE THE PRESIDENT A WIN. THAT WOULD BE A BIG WIN FOR HIM SO THEY ARE GOING TO DENY THAT AT ANY COST. DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT?>>I THINK THEY’RE SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME. WHATEVER HE IS FOR THEY ARE REFLEXIVELY AGAINST. THIS IS HUMANITARIAN, THIS IS NOT — WE WANT TO BUILD A WALL. WE THINK THE PRESIDENT MADE A GOOD CASE FOR THAT. THIS IS NOT WHAT IT IS ABOUT. THIS IS THE HUMANITARIAN PART OF THE PROBLEM ON OUR SIDE OBVIOUSLY OF THE BORDER. DAN: NOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS ABANDONED THIS SILLY POSITION IT IS NOT A CRISIS, INCREASINGLY OBVIOUS TO ANYONE THAT WATCHES THE NEWS, HOW DOES THIS PLAY IN 2020? EVERYBODY IS FOCUSED ON THE ELECTION. YOU DEFENDED A LOT OF SEATS.>>HOLDING THE SENATE IS REALLY IMPORTANT. WHAT WE’RE SEEING ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE IS DEBATE WHETHER SOCIALISM WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR AMERICA. I NEVER THOUGHT IN MY LIFETIME WE WOULD DEBATE THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT IS WHAT WE’RE DEBATING F WE HOLD THE SENATE, WITH A SMILE ON THE FACE DECLARED I’M THE GRIM REAPER. WHAT I MEANT WAS, NONE OF SOCIALIST SCHEMES, “GREEN NEW DEAL,” “MEDICARE FOR ALL,” ARE GOING TO PASS THE SENATE. WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S REELECTED THAT WOULD BE THE BACKSTOP AS WELL TO VETO THAT KIND OF STUFF THAT WOULD FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE AMERICA INTO SOMETHING IT HAS NEVER EVER BEEN. AINSLEY: HEALTH CARE IS A BIG ISSUE FOR VOTERS. POLLS ARE SHOWING THAT. THE PRESIDENT IS EXPANDING HEALTH CARE FOR BUSINESSES AND WORKERS. HE IS HINTING AROUND HE WILL HAVE A NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS?>>WE’RE ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT THE PRESIDENT RECOMMENDS. IT IS INTERESTING, TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE DEMOCRATS, WALKING AWAY FROM OBAMACARE, THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, SAYING THEY WANT TO DO “MEDICARE FOR ALL.” THAT WOULD ELIMINATE 180 MILLION AMERICANS PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE THEY LIKE. CLEARLY THEY’RE WALKING AWAY TO OBAMA CARE. THERE IS A SPACE FOR THE PRESIDENT TO ADVOCATE SOMETHING. WE’LL BE INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT HE RECOMMENDS. STEVE: THIS IS THE PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT THE TOPIC FRIDAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE.>>WE’RE DRAMATICALLY INCREASING THE ABILITY OF AMERICANS TO ACCESS MORE AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH OPTIONS AND THROUGH THEIR EMPLOYERS. WE’RE DOING SO BY EXPANDING HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENTS OR HRAs, THANKS TO CHANGES WE’RE MAKING, AN ESTIMATED 11 MILLION AMERICANS WILL NOW CHOOSE THEIR OWN PLANS WITH THE HELP OF THE HRAs. STEVE: SENATOR, THAT IS THE PRESIDENT ON FRIDAY. I HEARD THERE ARE REPUBLICANS, YOU COULD BE ONE OF THEM, WHO ENCOURAGED THE PRESIDENT NOT TO TALK ABOUT HEALTH CARE BEFORE THE ELECTION.>>WHAT HE IS DOING THROUGH SECOND QUARTER TIFF BRANCH, THROUGH REGULATIONS, EXPANDING HEALTH CARE FOR A LOT OF AMERICANS WHICH HE CAN DO ON HIS OWN. STEVE: RIGHT.>>THE PROBLEM IN THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE IS THE DEMOCRATS CONTROL THE HOUSE. SO WE CAN’T PASS WHEN WE WOULD LIKE TO DO. THE PRESIDENT IS WISELY, SKILLFULLY USING TOOLS HE HAS WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH TO MAKE IT MORE POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO BAND TOGETHER, SMALL BUSINESSES FOR PURCHASING POWER. STEVE: THE IDEA OF HIM COMING UP WITH SOMETHING TO REPLACE OBAMACARE WITH, YOU WANT THAT AFTER THE ELECTION?>>WELL HE HAS SAID HE WILL LAY A PLAN OUT AND HE HAS SAID IT WOULD BE DEALT WITH AFTER THE ELECTION WHEN WE GET THE CONGRESS, A CONGRESS MORE SYMPATHETIC TO OUR APPROACH TO HEALTH CARE. STEVE: ALL RIGHT. AINSLEY: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN IRAN? IRAN IS BREACHING UNURANIUM STOCKPILE LIMIT? THE LIMIT THEY’RE ALLOWED TO HAVE IS 660 POUNDS OF URANIUM. THEY SAID THEY WOULD QUADRUPLE THE PRODUCTIVITY. THEY’RE NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT.>>WE’RE SQUEEZING THEM VERY HARD. AINSLEY: WITH SANCTIONS.>>WITH SANCTIONS. THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT HAS DONE A EXCELLENT JOB OF PURSUING. THAT IS WHY YOU SEE THEM STRIKING OUT WITH THESE ATTACKS ON VESSELS IN THE PERSIAN GULF. THE SANCTIONS ARE REALLY HURTING. THE PRESIDENT MADE THE RIGHT DECISION BACKING OUT OF THE NUCLEAR DEAL BECAUSE IT WASN’T MUCH OF A DEAL AND I THINK THEY’RE DOING EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING IN SQUEEZING THE IRANIANS YOU THERE THESE SANCTIONS. IT IS CLEARLY HAVING AN IMPACT WHICH IS WHY THEY’RE STRIKING OUT. THE PRESIDENT IS NOT TRYING TO START A WAR. HE MADE IT CLEAR TO EVERYBODY THAT HE IS NOT TRYING TO START A WAR BUT THESE ARE MEASURED RESPONSES TO IRANIANS ACTING OUT THE WAY THEY ALWAYS ACT OUT IN THE MIDDLE EAST WITH EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH SURROGATE GROUPS KILLING PEOPLE. I MEAN THEY MANUFACTURED THE IEDs THAT KILLED AND MAIMED AN AWFUL LOT OF AMERICANS DURING THE IRAQ WAR. DAN: SENATOR, YOU HAD YOUR LEGACY ON JUDGES, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL BE TERRIFIC WITH CONSTITUTIONAL JUDGES IN THE COURT. IF ANOTHER SEAT OPENS ON THE SUPREME COURT, WILL YOU PUSH THAT THROUGH?>>ABSOLUTELY. YOU KNOW THAT THE PRECEDENT PEOPLE IGNORED BACK IN 2016 WHEN I MADE THE DECISION NOT TO FILL THE VACANCY DURING THE MIDDLE OF A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS WHO CONTROLLED THE SENATE. DAN: THAT’S RIGHT.>>YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO 1888 TO FIND LAST TIME A SENATE FROM A DIFFERENT PARTY FROM THE SENATE CONFIRMED A VACANCY TO THE SUPREME COURT OCCURRED DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. MAKES SENSE. WE WILL STILL CONTROL THE SENATE NEXT YEAR. IF THERE IS VACANCY, WE WILL FILL IT. STEVE: YESTERDAY ON “FOX NEWS SUNDAY,” CHRIS WALLACE HOSTED THE JON STEWART, THE COMEDIAN, WHO HAS BEEN ADVOCATE FOR THE 9/11 VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUND. YOUR NAME CAME UP. I’M SURE YOU HEARD ABOUT IT. LISTEN TO THIS THEN WE’LL GET YOUR REACTION.>>I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DEALT WITH COMPASSIONATELY BY SENATOR McCONNELL. HE ALWAYS HELD OUT UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE. ONLY THEN UNDER INTENSE LOBBYING AND PUBLIC SHAMING AS EVEN DANED TO MOVE ON IT. STEVE: WHY HAS IT ALWAYS SEEMED THAT THE VOTE COMES AT THE LAST MINUTE?>>WELL, MANY THINGS IN CONGRESS AT THE LAST MINUTE. WE NEVER FAILED TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. WE WILL ADDRESS IT AGAIN. I DON’T KNOW WHY HE IS ALL BENT OUT OF SHAPE WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE 9/11 VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUND. STEVE: I THINK HE WAS SHOCKED WHEN HE WAS APPEARING BEFORE THAT COMMITTEE, I BELIEVE IT WAS IN THE HOUSE, SO FEW MEMBERS SHOWED UP THAT DAY.>>WELL THAT FREQUENTLY HAPPENS BECAUSE MEMBERS HAVE A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME. IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE HE IS LOOKING FOR SOME WAY TO TAKE OFFENSE. THERE IS NO WAY WE WON’T ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM APPROPRIATELY. WE HAVE IN THE PAST. WE WILL IN THE FUTURE. STEVE: IT WILL BE FULLY FUNDED?

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100 thoughts on “McConnell reacts to Jon Stewart blasting him over 9/11 victims’ fund”

  • McConnell sprinted in to the senate to vote for the Iraq war, the 2 trillion dollar tax theft & for every corrupt bill for the rich. He will get to it when he gets to it. But most of those first responders voted for these selfish racist republican. Wake up America, these corrupt politician take your tax dollars & lives just to support the military contractors & themselves, the money never gets to the soldier or now first responders.
    Fox agrees with this pile of garbage.

  • YousafSucksAtPiano says:

    Honestly heartbreaking to see someone with such blatant disregard for the common man in America. I hope McConnell gets whats coming to him.

  • There is not a more amoral and revolting man to hold legislative power in the history of America then turtle face Mitch McConnell. Seriously, it will be a day to rejoice when he's out of power or dead (both, really).

  • SHAMEFUL! Like a little child crying "Dad! the democrats are making faces at me!" Take whatever that thing is you call a neck and get out of the government.

  • I seriously don't get his argument that supreme court nominees should only be confirmed during an election cycle if the Senate is of the same party as the president! Where is that in the constitution?????? My party really discourages me sometimes!

  • Padraig Murphy says:

    I wouldn't consider the attack on US vessels striking out, so much as warning shots and demonstrations of a willingness to engage.

  • Michael Warzenski says:

    Mitch McConnell is the swamp. Something that all of you hypocritical conservative twats know and claim that Trump has drained. Shot out to Jon Stewart for telling these idiots to do their jobs !!

  • Valerie Espinoza says:

    The smile is after “Trump Derangement Syndrome” is so cringe. If we’re going by his criteria, all the Republican senators suffered from Obama Derangement Syndrome during his time in office.

  • If its a crisis at the border and the democrats are week on border security why do the border communities in mass vote democrat?

  • nguquaxa nguyen says:

    POLITICS ASIDE FOLKS, look up this guy's track record of voting on BEHALF of the corporations that donated to him

  • Yes, but will it be fully funded as a stand alone bill, with nothing being given in return for it. Why don't you ask the tough questions Fox???

  • this Leatherface Tombstone looking son of a b** needs to get his act together people in his own home state they don't even like him in the same party

  • Walk-in Mysoes says:

    YOU CONTROL THE HOSE AND THE SENATE FOR "T W O Y E A R S" dummy! and WHAT DID YOU ACCOMPLISH…..
    Let's talk about that for a change!!!!

  • Larry Weisbeck says:

    "One
    of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long
    enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer
    interested in the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. Its simply to painful
    to acknowledge, even to ourselves that we've been taken. Ounce you've given a
    charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back." Carl Segon

  • Daemon Mythos says:

    Never Forget. Looks like most of those in charge and in power forgot. Why do they constantly have to fight to get the help they need. This is not the America I served for.

  • The president can barely even read, or articulate common sentences, and you expect him to devise a healthcare plan? OMFG…that's lightyears beyond irrational

  • Brandon Bennetzen says:

    IF TRUMP LOSES THE ELECTION, WE MUST RISE UP AND OVERTHROW THE UNITED STATES IN ORDER TO KEEP HIM IN OFFICE, FOREVER!!!

  • QuEsT X. BoXiNg says:

    Mitch McConnell has been deeply exposed under the trump administration Kentucky pay attention he had control of both houses for 2yrs and has only got a tax cut for the rich

  • Draft dodger Mitch MCconnel is not a leader! He is now under investigation. Jail this obstructionist bastard. Put him in a cell next to Trump and family.

  • Jon why don' t you donate some of your money and by the way why don't you get Hollywood to donate there billions of dollars. Talk to Oprah she's got lots of money. Always trying to get money from the taxpayers isn't that right there John

  • Dedijer Mooney says:

    Don't forget, spies can be everywhere. McConnell or some other left leaning Repub. seems to always side with the Soc. Dems and against the American People. Check these Lemmings' work record and see how untrustworthy they can be.

  • McConell is like the principal in highschool who pretends to listen to your problems and turns right around and suspends you…

  • Texas NightOwl says:

    We don't have any say in what Iran is "allowed to do" in uranium enrichment. We not a part of the agreement so we have no say.

  • So, anyone out there from his home state still supporting him? Speak up! Let's hear you defend this shameless pig.

  • No one has passed more bills to help poor and disadvantaged Americans than Mitch McConnell.
    Mitch's bipartisanship ,compromise and selfless work in the Senate is truly inspiring.

  • Chaz Brookshire says:

    Mitch McConnell, you disgusting sycophant. You powerless, insensitive, lying, monster of an idiot. You are destroying American values with your rhetoric. What will you say when you have to answer for all the damage you've done. You are ruining the lives of yet another generation.

  • How in the hell did the Majority leader of senate become know less that Congressional Majority Leader.? Set forth the minority Senate leader, as the mouth to the house but not of the house as she currently is assigned that Majority. True the work must start in house and be checked on it's way up. Protocals can be set by the acting Queen or King as long as they still follow due process. Clock at 0.

  • No comments allowed on the wonderfully beloved and masterfully propagandized – Mitch McConnell's – YouTube Channel. Guess why.

  • Remember Mitch – one day you may need a 'First Respnder', or one of their brothers and sister in healthcare (Drs and nurses). Don't worry… They will 'get it done' …. In time. And you can't touch them …. They WILL do their job… In time

  • 1/7th -Cav. 1972C.I.B says:

    The DemoRats have always known that, It (O'Vomitcare) would never work.
    It was designed, from the gate, to fail, so "Single Payer" would be pushed, as the Replacement.

  • Chaz Brookshire says:

    Mitch McConnell, resign. Resign while you still have some money. Your racist remarks have just ruined your chances of any reelection. May God forgive you and have mercy.

  • the democratic party wants to make sure the money is used for helping not hurting people, when you are just handing over billions and guidelines, that's a problem, especially when trump wants that money for his stupid wall and not taking care of the problem.

  • BS on healthcare, remember, trump and repubs have been saying they have a wonderfully great healthcare bill, that will cost very little, you all have nothing and by removing the ACA, millions will have zero healthcare, and why do they need to wait till after the election? I call BS.

  • we had a good deal set up with Iran, our allies agreed,thats why they signed the treaty with us, the money Iran received, was money that was in frozen bank accts,that belonged to Iran,no American money was given. and all was well, until trumpy made this mess.

  • perhaps its because these men and women have to fight to get these funds over and over, if McConnel can happily make tax cuts for the wealthy permanent,why cant the first responders bill be permanent.

  • also, in the first responders bill, there are always gaps in coverage, so the people can't get the medical treatments they need continued, the treatments stop till the bill is passed, people die within the gaps,due to no medical care, that's why its so important McConnell, you greedy crooked scum bag.

  • Funny how he had time to quickly book an interview on Fox and Friends, but couldn't be bothered being in front of Jon, 1 day earlier.

  • Don Emigholz Jr. says:

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY. should be arrested as an Enemy combatant in aiding an foreign entity to profit from while knowingly and with Callas bringing harm to the United States of America.

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  • Change the name from Fox 'News' to the Trump Propaganda Show. Idiots, with the exception of (sometimes) Chris Wallace who actually tells the truth sometimes instead of all the LIES that Trumptard parrots all the time

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