Jon Stewart Goes Full Righteous Indignation Mode After Republican Senators Torpedo The PACT Act

The PACT Act would have expanded VA health care eligibility to more than 3.5 million post-9/11 combat veterans who were exposed to toxins while serving in the military. 

The Senate passed the original legislation 84-14 in June. It underwent minor changes when it moved to the House, where it passed 342-88. When the bill returned to the Senate, the bill had not changed much but the view — and vote — of 25 senators did.

While it's unclear what prompted the flip, veterans believe the move was political.

"We’ve seen partisanship and games within Congress for years," Butler said. "But what is shocking is that so many senators would literally be willing to play with veterans’ lives so openly like this."

This news rocked the veteran world yesterday. Cons and Kate give their thoughts at 45:30. We'll have much more on this next week too. What happened was bullshit in the highest order and I'm glad people like Jon Stewart and nearly every single veteran service organization aren't just going to sit around and take it.