(TargetLiberty.org) – Comedian Jon Stewart spent 16 years hosting the Daily Show on Comedy Central. During that time, nobody was safe from his cutting political commentary. Now as the host of a podcast and Apple Plus television show, he recently admitted he’s thought about taking his career in a different direction.
During the March 3 episode of Kara Swisher’s podcast “Sway,” Stewart said he has thought about running for political office to replace the sh**heads” who are currently serving. He said he doesn’t understand how anyone in America can watch what’s happening in Washington and not think “oh my god, what is …. this is terrible.”
The comedian explained sometimes he thinks he can be more effective “on the outside than on the inside.”
Stewart is a liberal, but he isn’t like the cancel culture Democrats of the modern-day. He’s always made it clear he believes dialogue is incredibly important. The comedian often appeared on Fox News or debated with conservative hosts on his shows. Stewart fought alongside 9/11 first responders to get the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act passed and permanently reauthorized. During a congressional hearing for the bill, Stewart laid into Congress for being disrespectful.
Recently, the comedian has been working on getting legislation passed to help veterans who suffered injuries from burn pits. Although it’s unlikely (but not totally out of the realm of possibilities) Stewart will run for office, he would likely pick up support from both sides of the political aisle.
Would you support Stewart running for office?
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