Comedian Jon Stewart stands with New York City first responders and speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, September 16, 2015, calling for the extension of the the Zadroga Heath & Compensation Act that provides health care and compensation to 9/11 first responders and victims will come to an end if not renewed by Congress. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Comedian Jon Stewart stands with New York City first responders and speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, September 16, 2015, calling for the extension of the the Zadroga Heath & Compensation Act that provides health care and compensation to 9/11 first responders and victims will come to an end if not renewed by Congress. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

“Nobody had to lobby you to rush to those towers that day”

Source: Watch Jon Stewart Rally for 9/11 First Responders on Capitol Hill

Comedian Jon Stewart continued his work lobbying for legislation to support 9/11 first responders with a rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

“I’m embarrassed. I’m embarrassed for our country. I’m embarrassed for New York,” Stewart said. “Nobody had to lobby you to rush to those towers that day.”

The rally called for members of Congress to support a bill funding the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides treatment to more than 30,000 first responders for illness linked to their roles in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Stewart’s short speech took a lighter tone as the comedian warned the 9/11 first responders present about Congress. “Today on the Hill you will be exposed to possibly toxic levels of bullshit and arrogance,” he said to laughter.

The former Daily Show host has been advocate for 9/11 first responders for years. In 2010, he brought four first responders on his show to discuss the filibuster of a health bill.