So when Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said that Stewart wrong about the bill and blamed the Democrats of playing “budget trick” in The PACT Act that Cruz voted for against despite saying he supported the bill and the veterans, Stewart didn’t want that.
“What Ted Cruz describes is not true. truebull—-, said Stewart. in video posted to Twitter.
Stuart bullied Cruz for arguing that Democrats introduced “discretionary” spending in bill to “mandatory”. Cruz referred to budget policy dispute that was first lifted this month by Senator Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pennsylvania), who objected to way bill will change accounting of about 400 billion dollars in pre-existing veterans spend to make it ineligible for congressional annual appropriations. Cruz was seen punching Senator Steve Danes (R-Montana). on Senate floor when the Republicans blocked the bill in a celebration this angered Democrats and veterans’ groups.
Stewart and Democrats squash Republican claims, comedian challenges Cruz on Twitter to specifically point out out in $400 billion bill “blank check or unrelated expenses that were added/ crept up in”.
“Now I don’t big”City is a Harvard-trained lawyer, but I can read,” Stewart said. in derisively bad Southern accent. “It has always been a mandatory expense, so government Can not just cut off their funding at any time. No trick, no trick, was there the whole time…the time.
Representative for Stewart did not immediately respond to a request. for comment Saturday. When asked for commentary, Cruz’s press secretary Steve Guest cited The Washington Post’s video of the senator. posted to Twitter on Friday evening.
“John, you are a funny guy and I appreciate your cuteness.” on questions of public policy. it good thing,” Cruz said, claiming to be a strong supporter of of bill and veterans of the country. “But if you’re going to do it, the facts matter.”
Republicans in the Senate blocked the bill help veterans exposed to fire pits
back-and forward comes over check for Veterans Health Care, which was previously bipartisan support. PACT will significantly change how department of caring for veterans for veterans who been exposed to toxic substances, leading the VA to assume that certain diseases are related to exposure to hazardous waste incineration, mostly targeted on in issue of burn pits from recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill will take the burden off of evidence from wounded veterans.
But a few weeks after version of the law was approved by the Senate vote of 84-14 on June 16 bill faced a different fate shortly after Dom made modest changes. Toomey argued that the PACT Act allows $280 billion. of new mandatory expenses that are not subject to annual appropriations, and also converts the previous $400 billion in permissions ranging from discretionary to mandatory. Senator argued last month when the reserve was budget “trick” that can facilitate huge sums of new embezzled expenses, a claim the Democrats rejected.
On Wednesday, 25 Republicans changed course. vote just one month before. final vote was from 55 to 42, falling short of 60 votes necessary to overcome the filibuster. Three senators abstained.
Among Republicans who changed of course it was Cruz whose fist struck with Danes was met with backlash from liberals as it went viral on social media.
Democrats blame Republicans of vote against check in retribution for deal announced Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.) and Senator Joe Manchin III (DW.Va.), allowing Democrats move forthcoming on economy, health and climate package no republican votes.
stewart, who called way Republicans dismissed the measure as a “stab in the gut.” on a media flash this week on channels like CNN, Fox News and Newsmax that made him rip 25 GOP senators for their change of heart on check. He took aim at Cruz on Friday in appearance on MSNBC.
“The most disgusting part of everyone is watching on Senate floor Ted Cruz punches each other and then pats each other on in back when they blocked that account,” Stewart said. He added that Toomey and Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) “celebrated their victory over veterans with crayfish.”
Later that day, Cruise was approached by TMZ at Reagan National Airport about Stewart’s comments.
“He’s talking about PACT, a bill that I support. This is the bill of the majority of senators support”, Cruz told the publication. After pointing to budget “gimmick” cited by Toomey, Cruz said the bill was “part of of in out-of- control costs from the outside left”.
In your swearing video on Twitter, Stewart troll Cruz and Republicans for assuming that language was added to the Democrats’ “or spend the fairies” bill.
“That’s nonsense,” Stewart said. “There is nothing in non-veterans expense bill. … It for veterans who suffered health effects from burn pits and other toxins. Here it is!
cruz, in video of his own, again cited Toomey’s concerns and blamed the Democrats of account change with “pork that will fuel inflation.”
“You wrong here,” Cruz told Stewart. in tweet.
Jesse Watters of Fox News joined Cruz in criticism of Stewart for what the owner called “ginning-up drama”.
“I’m not going to blame John for without knowing all the facts,” Watters said. on its friday show. “Going forward let’s do this: I’ll do research and John Stewart can handle farming. Better for everything, that way”.
Stuart tweeted that Cruz and Watters were “trying to rally of misinformation to try kill more veterinarians.” He again challenged the Texas senator:pass bill to you already It’s gone.”
“This is not a gameStuart wrote. “Real people life hangs in balance…people who fought for Your life.”
Eugene Scott and Mike DeBonis contributed to this report.