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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.

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There was hardly a dry eye in the house last week when comedian Jon Stewart made an emotional plea to representatives on the House Judiciary Committee, urging them to extend the September 11 Victims Compensation fund and lambasting the lawmakers who didn't bother to show up.

The first responders attending the hearing gave the tearful Stewart a standing ovation and the video of his testimony quickly went viral.

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Jon Stewart may be known for his searing comedy, but he made it perfectly clear to lawmakers in a House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Tuesday that compensation for 9/11 first responders is no laughing matter.

The September 11 Victims Compensation Fund was formed shortly after the September 11 attacks to compensate victims, community members and first responders who experienced ill health effects or the loss of a loved one as a result of the 9/11 attacks.

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Jon Stewart returns to TV for Trump takedown on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Photo credit The Late Show / Twitter)

It was a Twitter rant laden weekend again for President Donald Trump. His attacks ranged from prominent Republicans to Democrats and the media. One such Tweet prompted The Late Show host Stephen Colbert to invite a former colleague to join him Monday night.

The move proved the adage 'be careful what you wish for'.

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