Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other Republicans for stalling bipartisan legislation that would have helped veterans who were exposed to burn pits in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.

“This is no trick,” he said in a video message posted to Twitter. “Everything in the government is either mandatory or discretionary spending, depending on which bucket they decide to put it in … [Cruz] is pretending that this is a new thing that the Democrats stuck into the bill and snuck past him.”

“The bill that Ted Cruz voted yes on had the exact same funding provisions as the bill he voted no on,” Stewart added during an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press. “It’s the exact same bill. None of this makes any sense.”

In an interview, Cruz accused the Democrats of trying to pull a budgetary trick by mobilizing $400 billion. The bill eventually passed this week with broad bipartisan support.

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