John Feal, a Ground Zero recovery worker and founder of the FealGood Foundation, said McConnell’s staff agreed to a Tuesday afternoon meeting with “myself and a couple of team leaders” in the wake of Jon Stewart’s recent shaming of the powerful Kentucky Republican.
“Listen, we come in peace. But we also — we’re prepared for anything, whether it’s a street fight or Mitch McConnell saying yes,” Feal said.
Feal — who lost part of his left foot in a Ground Zero mishap — also said President Trump could quickly end the funding dispute himself by getting involved.
“The president can just come out today with a tweet and tell every Republican senator to get on board — because they all fear him,” he said. “The president wraps his arms around law enforcement, military, firefighters. Here’s the perfect chance for him to do that while he’s getting ready for a re-election bid.”