‘Pseudo-Celebrity’: GOP Sen Shreds Jon Stewart

  • Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) ripped “pseudo-celebrity” Jon Stewart for his recent rants against Republicans.
  • And he explained the the comedian how the bill’s Democratic backers played “the oldest trick in Washington.”
  • “People take a sympathetic group of Americans — and it could be children with an illness, it could be victims of crime, it could be veterans who’ve been exposed to toxic chemicals — craft a bill to address their problems, and then sneak in something completely unrelated that they know could never pass on its own, and dare Republicans to do anything about it,” Toomey said.
  • The legislation’s supporters, Toomey said, will then “unleash their allies in the media and maybe a pseudo-celebrity to make up false accusations to try to get us to just swallow what shouldn’t be there.”
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