During an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota after the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund was extended to 2090 by a Senate vote of 97-2, Jon Stewart and 9/11 victims advocate John Feal spoke about the victory. In addition, Feal was asked by Camerota if there was anyone whose humanity surprised them or that they wanted to recognize.
"Mitch McConnell," Feal said. "Mitch McConnell is a human being, and I thank him for that. And while we're never going to agree on our politics, Mitch McConnell was honest and straightforward after the meeting he had with my team. I thank the Senate Majority Leader."
Per The Hill, Stewart also touched on Senator Rand Paul and Senator Mike Lee — the two no votes. Stewart said he has tried to visit their offices many times to speak about the victims' compensation fund and was unsuccessful.
Stewart also addressed Paul calling him a "guttersnipe."
"He called me a guttersnipe. I have a mind to call him a scallawag and a ragamuffin. I'll escalate this," he joked.
While Paul claims that fiscal responsibility was the reason he voted against the bill, Stewart attacked him for the fact that he raised the same objection to the recent $1.5 trillion tax cut but still voted for the bill.
But Paul's Deputy Chief of Staff Sergio Gor claims that Stewart never attempted to visit Paul's office.
"Jon Stewart never reached out to me or our office," he said. "He is a liar and a demagogue who has revealed himself as nothing more than a disheveled charlatan."