Jon Stewart lashes out against Congress for lack of funds for 9/11 responders who worked the fire pits

WASHINGTON — Known for his passionate defense for 9/11 first responders, Jon Stewart, U.S. Sen. Kristin Gillibrand and other 9/11 advocates criticized Congress and the federal government again, this time on behalf of veterans and service members sickened by exposure to burning pits of toxic trash.“Welcome to another exciting episode of, ‘When is America going to start acting like the great country we keep telling ourselves we are?’” the former “Daily Show” host told reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill.Dozens of veterans and family members stood side by side with Stewart and Gillibrand, D-N.Y., i…

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