Jon Stewartefforts to secure health benefits for veterans came full circle on Wednesday … he was on hand to watch President Biden usher in a bill guaranteeing just that, with a shoutout from POTUS himself.
The former ‘Daily Show’ host was one of many in the White House watching 46 sign the PACT Act … and you could tell he was moved to see him reach the finish line after a battle fierce. The Prez made sure to recognize his good work, saying the bill wouldn’t be in front of him if it wasn’t for everything he did.
JS took it all humbly, and throughout the ceremony … also hugged the vets who were able to do it in person, rubbing shoulders with the politicians in the room and getting patted on the back by just about everyone around. It’s well deserved.
As we have all seen over the past few weeks, Jon was in the first line to get U.S. senators to vote for PACT—even after many of them, mostly Republicans, flip-flopped at crucial moments in the legislative process…torpedoing it nearly all together.
There was a lot of talk about the verbiage – including claims that the Dems were trying to play a budget game in terms of the kind of expenses it would fall into in the long run – but Jon always stuck to his guns and denounced misinformation left and right in various ways.
He spoke directly to reporters in very heated terms a few times on Capitol Hill … and even got into shouting matches with people he considered trolls acting in bad faith.
Of course, Jon also used social media quite creatively – and in the end, it paid off. Just going to show…the guy knows how to get things done in DC when he gets down to it.
The question…will he ever aim higher and eventually run for office? Time will tell us …