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O’Reilly On 9/11 First Responders Bill: It Will Pass, Just May Take A Little Longer

Bill O’Reilly zapped Karl Rove from Texas to The O’Reilly Factor to discuss the 9/11 First Responders bill that’s been gripping the political media. And their verdict? It still needs more time. According to O’Reilly, “It’s chaos” as it is—so why not wait until next year?

Rove mainly agreed, while reiterating the fact that Republicans have questions about the bill, especially regarding its budget. Some of those questions might even turn into amendments, to make the bill “better.” The standard legislative process in Congress, Rove noted, is “not as exciting” as the one on television, in which Jon Stewart gets to drop “the F-bomb.”

“They’ve squeezed it into a corner where they want to pass it tomorrow,” O’Reilly contended. The two agreed that Democrats could’ve done this “in a big, bipartisan way” earlier this year and can still do it next year. But as for now, O’Reilly said “it’s chaos, and nobody knows, and there’s demagoguing…”

Nobody knows, except for his coworker Shepard Smith, perhaps. He’s been busy crusading against the GOP as a whole and on an individual basis for how they’ve been handling the bill.

But O’Reilly wants guys like Shep to chill. “I want to assure everybody: it’s going to get passed and the money will get to the responders. It just might take a little longer.”

Watch Rove and O’Reilly loudly agree with one another in the Fox News clip below.

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