Jon Stewart is standing up for former military personnel by calling out their lack of public support. During AMVETS’ Rolling to Remember Rally in Washington, D.C., Stewart, an advocate for veterans’ and first responders’ rights, asked “Where are the American people?” READ MORE: Jon Stewart Claps Back At Writer’s Claims He Was ‘Ambushed’ By Comedian’s ‘Woke’ Agenda The Memorial Day weekend rally raises awareness for HR 3967, the Honouring our PACT Act of 2021, during the annual three-day motorcycle demonstration ride, shedding light on veterans’ issues like high suicide rates among former service people and those missing.
The PACT Act, on which Stewart was ordering congressional action, particularly aims to address “health care, presumption of service-connection, research, resources, and other matters related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service,” like burn pits. READ MORE: Jon Stewart Talks Friendship With Pete Davidson And Watching ‘Daily Show’ Alums Succeed Stewart was appalled by the small crowd and seemed to have an issue with the attendees present, which only included those with a personal connection to veterans’ rights. “The people sitting behind me — it’s hard not to be here today and not get frustrated again because as I look out in the crowd, I see the same thing I always see: veterans and their families and caregivers.
But where [are] the American people?” he asked during his speech. The former host of “The Daily Show” criticized the surface-level and performative support for veterans which he said will surely appear on social media feeds. READ MORE: Jon Stewart Delivers Emotional Testimony On Behalf Of Veterans Facing Health Problems Due To Toxic-FumesRead more on etcanada.com