Fist bumps by Republican senators after they voted to carry up assist for army veterans affected by burn-pit publicity has set off a storm of shock.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was captured on video fist-bumping Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) shortly after Republicans managed on Thursday to dam the PACT Act that may permit troopers, sailors and airmen uncovered to pits of smoldering waste in fight zones to be coated by the Veterans Affairs well being care system for linked diseases. Many are affected by most cancers.
Democrats and veterans teams had been livid that the veterans invoice was held up by miffed Republicans when it was anticipated to go.
“This is total bullshit. This is the worst form of over politicization I’ve literally ever seen,” stated Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) at a press convention Thursday held by Democrats and veterans.
The callous fist-bumping celebration was notably onerous to take for a lot of.
“The most despicable part of this whole thing is watching on the Senate floor Ted Cruz fist-bumping, and then [the Republicans] patting each other on the back when they blocked this bill,” former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart stated Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”