Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart orders Congress to get its act together

ISIS is "one of the most crucial issues of our time," says the "Daily Show" host. Why isn't Congress voting on it?

By Prachi Gupta

Published September 30, 2014 1:19PM (EDT)

Given the debate over the strategy in ISIS (and the debate over the debate of the debate), it's pretty shocking that Congress hasn't been involved in it. (According to the Washington Post, Congress might not vote on action in ISIS until next year).

The situation is so bad that Jon Stewart, a comedian, is barking orders at Congress. "In a time of war, our congressional inaction is pure political calculation," Stewart said. In "one of the most crucial issues of our time," legislators are afraid to debate "for fear that we will hear them."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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