Jon Stewart Attends Biden’s Signing of Vet Bill … Props from Prez
8/10/2022 7: 43 AM PT
Jon Stewart‘s efforts to obtain health advantages to veterans came back to where it started Wednesday … he was readily available to view President Biden usher in a bill guaranteeing exactly that, with a shout-out from POTUS himself.
The former ‘Daily Show’ host was one of the people in attendance at the White House to view 46 sign the PACT Act into law … and you also could tell he was emotional to view it reach the final line following a hard-fought battle. The Prez ensured to acknowledge his good work, saying the bill wouldn’t be before him if it wasn’t for everything he’d done.
JS took everything in humbly, and through the entire ceremony … was also hugging vets who have been able to ensure it is personally, rubbing shoulders with politicians in the area, and getting pats on the trunk by virtually everybody around. It’s deserved and needed.
Once we all saw of these past few weeks, Jon was on leading lines in getting U.S. Senators to vote for PACT — even with most of them, mostly Republicans, flip-flopped at crucial points in the legislative process … nearly torpedoing everything together.
There is plenty of handwringing over verbiage — including claims that Dems were attempting to play a budgetary game with regards to the sort of spending this might belong to long-term — but Jon always stuck to his guns and called out misinformation left and right in many ways.
He spoke right to reporters in very impassioned terms several times on Capitol Hill … and also experienced some shouting matches with people he considered trolls acting in bad faith.
Needless to say, Jon also used social media marketing pretty creatively — and in the long run, it paid. Just would go to show … the guy knows ways to get stuff done in D.C. when he puts his mind to it.
The question … will he ever aim higher and perhaps run for office? Time will tell …