LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is firing back at Jon Stewart after the former "Daily Show" host slammed him for blocking a vote on the 9/11 Victims' Compensation Fund.
“Jon Stewart can't just have a free pass to lie to people. He's a celebrity and thinks facts don't matter. Look, the left wing every day is accusing Donald Trump of not adhering to the facts, here's Jon Stewart making up his own set of facts so he can feel good about himself and we shouldn't let it stand,” Sen. Paul said on Fox News.
In an interview, Stewart accused Paul of balancing the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community.
Paul blocked a vote on the fund, saying any new spending should be offset by cuts. He filed an amendment to the bill which will receive a vote next week.
In the interview with Fox News, Paul said he knows the legislation will ultimately pass.
When asked if it would receive his vote, the senator said he could not vote for any spending that's not offset.