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Stewart Hammers Republicans For Holding Sex Trafficking Bill Hostage

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart hammered Republicans for inserting Hyde amendment language into the sex trafficking bill and Democrats for trusting them and not reading it.

After watching this Tuesday night's The Daily Show, I now know that Jon Stewart would last as a host on C-SPAN's daily call-in show, Washington Journal about as long as I would without losing it and wanting to go kick some members of Congress' asses.

As we already discussed here, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has threatened to hold the Attorney General nomination of Loretta Lynch hostage over a provision they snuck into the sex trafficking bill which contains anti-abortion Hyde Amendment language. Stewart took a whack at the Democrats for being foolish enough to trust Republicans and for not reading the bill, but McConnell having the gall to show up on the Senate floor and pretend that Democrats are the ones playing politics was enough to get Stewart crawling across his desk on the mock C-SPAN set.

After taking a shot at C-SPAN for allowing "non-screened, unapologetic racists" to regularly get through on their phone lines, Stewart let McTurtle have it.

STEWART: Let's return to our examination of how a bipartisan sex trafficking bill is stuck in the Senate. I believe Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like to make a disingenuous point. [...]

The only reason the language is in there is because you're bowing down to right-wing special interests! You know.... son of a bitch! I want to... let me tell you something turtle man!

After calming down Stewart blasted him for holding up the Lynch nomination and decided this next career move as a C-SPAN host might not be such a good idea after all.


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