Fist bumps by Republican senators after they voted to carry up support for navy 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 might enable troopers, sailors and airmen uncovered to pits of smoldering waste in fight zones to be lined 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 cross.
“That is complete bullshit. That is the worst type of over politicization I’ve actually ever seen,” mentioned Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) at a press convention Thursday held by Democrats and veterans.
The callous fist-bumping celebration was notably laborious to take for a lot of.
“Probably the most despicable a part of this entire factor is watching on the Senate ground Ted Cruz fist-bumping, after which [the Republicans] patting one another on the again after they blocked this invoice,” former “Each day Present” host Jon Stewart mentioned Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”