Fox News: Senate Passes 9/11 First Responders Bill
On Fox News, Shepard Smith, who railed against the Republicans who blocked the bill in the face of 9/11 heroes, asking “how do they sleep” at night, was on set to report the passage this afternoon.
At times visibly teary-eyed, Smith called it a “compromise of utmost importance for those who put their lives on the line.”
Fox News correspondent Steve Centanni described how the deal got done:
“Everybody saw the writing on the wall, the time was running out, Republicans might get a black eye for not supporting the 9/11 responders if they blocked the bill, and Democrats wouldn’t have a chance to get quite as good a deal if they waited for the next Congress.”
Smith’s coverage of the 9/11 First Responders bill even earned him praise from the most unlikely of quarters–at MSNBC, where Rachel Maddow gave due props for Smith creating a “hullabaloo” about the bill: “All hail Shep Smith at Fox News,” she declared. “And I’m not kidding.”
With the bill done–seemingly in a matter of days–as Smith banged the drums, the Fox anchor called it “a moment in history.” Watch it here, from Fox News:
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