Jon Stewart Just Epically Shamed Mitch McConnell For Calling Him 'Bent Out of Shape' Over the 9/11 Health Funding Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) dismissed comedian Jon Stewart as “bent out of shape” after Stewart called on the Senator to move quickly on extending the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund.

The Senate Majority Leader’s callous remarks to Stewart’s impassioned plea were widely reviled across the internet.


Now, Stewart himself personally responded on colleague Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show.

Watch below:

"No, no Mitch McConnell, I am not bent out of shape, I’m in fine shape," Stewart corrected. "Well, I am out of shape, but not because of you. ... I’m fine. I’m bent out of shape for them, these are the first heroes and veterans and victims of the great trillions of dollars war on terror. And they’re currently still suffering and dying and still in terrible need.”

Stewart continued to eviscerate McConnell:

"I feel like an a**hole. Now I feel stupid. This is a huge misunderstanding. I didn’t know that they were busy. I didn’t mean to interrupt them with their jobs."

The internet cheered.

As excellent as Stewart’s takedown was, people hadn’t forgotten McConnell’s offenses.

Do better, Mitch.

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