EXCLUSIVE: 'Toxic wounds are wounds,' Jon Stewart says of military veterans and burn pits

EXCLUSIVE: 'Toxic wounds are wounds,' Jon Stewart says of military veterans and burn pits


Comedian Jon Stewart has had enough of veterans dying from rare cancers after being denied preventive care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Nearly two decades after the start of the war on violent extremism, the comedian who helped pass legislation to help 9/11 first responders is now putting his fame behind a bipartisan bill that removes the burden of proof sick veterans who were exposed to toxins in war zones face. Stewart described to the Washington Examiner in detail the chemicals found in the lungs of service members and the horrid ailments they now suffer in calling for support for a bill co-sponsored by New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.

“We knew at the beginning of the war on terror that toxic exposure was going to be an enormous issue, and so to plead ignorance on it is not acceptable,” Stewart said.

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“Toxic wounds are wounds,” he added. “The

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