On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to provide financial support for first responders and victims through 2092. And although people are excited to see it finally go through, they are seemingly most enthralled by a photo of the bill’s most adamant supporter, Jon Stewart, smiling as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks right by him.
The photo, taken by Roll Call photographer Bill Clark, captured the former Daily Show host standing in the Capitol with a smirk on his face, McConnell breezing by him on the way to vote in favor of the fund after the two went head to head to get the bill this far.
Clark wrote a piece for the publication in which he provided a first-person account of the photographed moment. According to him, the two didn’t interact at the time. However, Stewart later thanked the senator for getting the 9/11 bill a vote in the Senate.
This week’s hero is Jon Stewart.— Rev. Travis Akers (@travisakers) July 24, 2019
The look on his face as Mitch McConnell walks past him to vote on the 9/11 First Responders Bill today is all of us.
Thank you Jon Stewart! pic.twitter.com/10spaNZRCr
Thank you to the first responders who bravely faced the horrors of 9/11 head on, for days on end— Boba Tea Catan (@Boba_Tea_Catan) July 23, 2019
Thank you #JonStewart for facing the horrors of the GOP/McConnell Senate head on, for days on end#911VictimsCompensationFund https://t.co/K4wcuxiWpB
Jon Stewart as Mitch McConnell tries to ignore him. A picture that truly is worth a 1000 words. pic.twitter.com/tCTgm6u5WD— Trump's not my Pres (@Nysteveo2AOLcom) July 24, 2019
This photo of #JonStewart made my year. It reminds me that the power of the people still matters. His expression is mischievous, accomplishment, & satisfaction that he beat @senatemajldr on an issue that should have never been debated. #911VCF #911FirstResponders #Resist pic.twitter.com/jozpxqGBa1— Jason Harshman (@tchlrnchnge) July 24, 2019
“This week’s hero is Jon Stewart,” one wrote.
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