Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart chokes up and slams Congress over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund.
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  • Just like with veterans and refugees, people are quick to use them to justify any immorality but have no morality of their own in actually helping people. Why is there even a single veteran that's homeless, hungry or not getting the medical help he or she needs? Why is there a single refugee who has to be terrified of going back to deplorable conditions where they most likely will meet certain death? This is "supposed" to be the most powerful and righteous nation in the world or so it advertises every chance it get's, and why can't we help all those in need who are suffering? Because we chose not to, because it's easier and more beneficial to just do whatever it takes for more money and power trampling any in your way, crushing all beneath you, listing any who cry out for justice as crazy or some other derogatory remark. It's sicking.

    Starfleet CaptainStarfleet Captain26 phút trước
  • Just sad to see how bad people can treat each other. Working as a team seem to not be an option.

    T-tusT-tus3 giờ trước
  • It's funny. I just finished watching Chernobyl and it was horrific and the Soviets sure screwed it the hell up, but the coal miners, the divers, the graphite removal team, they weren't lied to, and they got healthcare immediately and without cost. I'm looking forward to the HBO mini series on responding to 9/11 that ends in this speech.

    Ernest BaumErnest Baum7 giờ trước
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    losabilitylosability8 giờ trước
  • Stewart 2020?

    thefallen83thefallen839 giờ trước
  • Most of them probably weren't even listening... they were probably just waiting for him to finish so they could countinue the motion on the floor at a later date when there are enough chair members present to vote in a closed session... Never Forget... unless you're in Congress... then at least try to remember to never forget about it entirely... i mean... i know that the migrant refugees and the dreamers' rights are virtually neck and neck with the first responders health and lives... i mean duh... a baby would know that those two issues are virtually indistinguishable in the context of priority and congressional duties...

    Dusty ShowbizDusty Showbiz14 giờ trước
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, here are the committee members who were absent: The subcommittee has 14 members. The subcommittee members who were MIA when Stewart and Alvarez spoke include Democratic Reps. Eric Swalwell of California, Madeleine Dean of Pennyslvania, and Sylvia Garcia, Veronica Escobar and Sheila Jackson, all of Texas. Swalwell is running for president. The Republican members who were missing during their testimony were Louie Gohmert of Texas, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Guy Reschenthaler of Pennsylvania, Ben Cline of Virginia and Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota.

    Kung Fu PandaKung Fu Panda16 giờ trước
  • Little jon is up there swinging away at an enemy that doesn't exist. Bipartisan support from the get go. What cynical theatrics. Then he goes on the talk shows to shower more lies about mean old Republicans. And I thought little jon had retired from the fake news business.

    kreek22kreek2217 giờ trước
    • So typical, people like you can prop these people up for your own ends but can't even help them. Same shit as using veterans to not care about refugees when you don't even give a shit about veterans, just a name to throw around as an excuse to do whatever. It's disgusting, makes me ashamed of this country which is so unfortunate.

      Starfleet CaptainStarfleet Captain45 phút trước
  • Not American but I was moved by this. Good job Jon. We are taught to be patriotic to a country run by people who dont give a fuck about us. Patriotism is for fools

    hostyle0hostyle018 giờ trước
  • If the people of this country don't get that we are nothing more then pawns. We still have a long way to go, it's even more interesting to me that Colin Kaepernick. Went through what congress should be going through, just goes to show you how dumb Americans are.

    AKAT1980AKAT198020 giờ trước
  • Who the hell down votes this video? What is wrong with you? Worthless bastards!

    Richie DelaneyRichie Delaney21 giờ trước
    • People who see or hear anything that casts the republican party in a dim light they consider "fake news" and despite making fun of others for being offended at legitimate concerns get offended themselves by reality.

      Starfleet CaptainStarfleet Captain42 phút trước
  • People/government don't give 2 fucks about shit until it's their son/daughter/brother/sister/mom/dad.

    SHEILA MillerSHEILA Miller23 giờ trước
  • I don't think I have ever been this.....God Bless you, Jon Stewart.

    Bobbi Jo EppsBobbi Jo EppsNgày trước
  • Bloody disgusting. Jon Stewart gave an amazing speech and CNN like the anti-American muppets they are have to mock it. Sickening.

    Calum John RobertsCalum John RobertsNgày trước
  • Who dislikes this?! Just because it was uploaded on CNN? If that's the case you need to rethink your values and life. Disgusting.

    GuideBeauté JeuGuideBeauté JeuNgày trước
  • McConnell sprinted in to the senate to vote for the Iraq war, the 2 trillion dollar tax theft & for every corrupt bill for the rich. He will get to it when he gets to it. But most of those first responders voted for these selfish racist republican. Wake up America, these corrupt politician take your tax dollars & lives just to support the military contractors & themselves, the money never gets to the soldier or now first responders.

    Dave GDave GNgày trước
  • The guy behind him looks like Louie Anderson or am I the only one lol

    mtowndown0mtowndown0Ngày trước
  • Jon Stewart for president.

    John KJohn KNgày trước
  • Reminds me of Tyrion

    Koko YaKoko YaNgày trước
  • Thank you, to every first responder and their family! You saved countless lives and saved our city on 9/11 and in the subsequent year. You deserve MUCH better! Mitch McConnell & his majority deserves to ROT: ( Anyone who was there remembers the smell downtown which lasted for MONTHS, that chemical smell stuck to NYFD trucks, no matter how many times they got washed.... Mitch McConnells & his obstructionists owe their lives to the bravery of the passengers on flight 93, which was bound to crash on Capitol Hill in DC. Ungrateful motherfuckers! #DitchMitch2020

    NyxNyxNgày trước
  • Not a Jon Stewart fan, but I support him a 100% on this! Thank you for speaking up Jon!

    W MW MNgày trước
  • To be real we spent spmethin like 3 billion dollars on a 911 monument at the site but.... We neglect to care for those survivors still among us.

    Laquinton WagnerLaquinton WagnerNgày trước
  • So many groups suffer needlessly. Foster kids are promised the best of care when they are unceremoniously ripped from our families because the govt believes thwy can do a better job than our parents... Yet they dont even attempt to try. We end up struggling (most of us) all our lives raped beaten torrmented starved beat down mentally/emotionally/spiritually... And then on our own as soon as we turn 18yrs old with no aid whatsoever. 911 responders who should always have the guarantee that they will be cared for after having no choice but to go into that death trap and save our people. The disabled whp had no choice on being here. The military who sacrifice their tangible and untangible wellbeing for the good of our nation... Our people. But none of these groups are even close to adequately cared for. It makes me sick.

    Laquinton WagnerLaquinton WagnerNgày trước
  • “Sick and dying, they came here to no one.”

    Max PowerMax PowerNgày trước
  • What kind of person down votes this? Even if you some how do not agree with Stewart (which is beyond my comprehension, but I digress) this is our democratic process at work.

    Michael OMichael ONgày trước
  • Jon Stewart is an honorable man. Congress is an absolute joke. The 2 part system is bought and paid for. They do not work for the American people.

    dart vartdart vartNgày trước
  • Costs a lot of money keeping things quiet, Congress truely doesn't have any money.

    Jestronix HandersonJestronix HandersonNgày trước
  • Heartbreaking for the warriors.

    徐彪徐彪Ngày trước
  • America is a broken country! Just watch John Oliver every Sunday and you'll see how every part of your country has been broken by greed and special interests! I am shocked that even 9/11 responders have been compromised by that greed! It's shameful! Thank God they have a man like John Stewart on their side, and I hope he can rally enough support to help those brave public servants! It's up to American citizens to stand up, get involved and stop this ridiculous greed from destroying a great country!!

    Seretse MompeiSeretse MompeiNgày trước
  • The testimony is a lie. First responders have health insurance as New York city employees why would they not? The vast majority of new claimants from 9/11 are workers who cleaned up the mess or drove trucks. Now 18 years later they become ill and want to blame it on the work they did in 2001. It is easy to do that since 50 cancers have been blamed on this which is ridiculous. There has been several bills to fund these people. There was a bill in 2001, 2011 and the 2011 bill was expanded in 2015. $13B has been requisitioned. the notion that people have done nothing is a lie. the notion that first responders have no health care is a lie.

    Swedish AmericanSwedish AmericanNgày trước
    • @thesilverfish5 Ok but they should all have good health insurance from the city of New York whether their illness is from 9/11 or not. Why is that an issue? We have already passed bills making billions available for this. The 2011 bill was supposed to provide enough money until 2050. 21,000 people have received an average of $238,000 each so far from that fund so acting like nothing has ever been done is bullshit.

      Swedish AmericanSwedish AmericanNgày trước
    • Swedish American yeah but it’s these specific first responders who got sick from the work they did on 9/11 which was confirmed by medical professionals. And Stewart is mad that they are not extending the bill and avoiding conversation about the bill.

      thesilverfish5thesilverfish5Ngày trước
  • How this video has downvotes is beyond me.

    Chiasa TakahashiChiasa TakahashiNgày trước
  • Like if Jon is totally one of the best people alive

    XickboyXickboyNgày trước
  • Dude was like a lion

    Mathew RichardsonMathew RichardsonNgày trước
  • "Al Qaeda didn't shout Death to Tribeca!" ...#Chills

    Qarymee PresentsQarymee PresentsNgày trước
  • Who dislikes this?! Just because it was uploaded on CNN? If that's the case you need to rethink your values and life. Disgusting.

    NGC 660NGC 660Ngày trước
  • NONE of the Republicans showed. That shows more than words ever could.

    Sabine WilsonSabine WilsonNgày trước
  • Talk about aging gracefully. From a late late night show, to a mainstream talk show, to a full-blown REAL American idol. Go, Jon.

    booby scoobooby scooNgày trước
  • They risked their lives to serve America's people. They should not have to die fighting America's government.

    Alex MusialAlex MusialNgày trước
  • Reminds me of Tyrion

    Qwerty MetastinQwerty MetastinNgày trước
  • Shameful I am so sorry for America

    Ajith InguvaAjith InguvaNgày trước
  • Imagine someone having a reason to dislike this video

    Angel AponteAngel AponteNgày trước
  • If CNN likes complaining about free health care and socialism so much, then why haven't they said anything about this until this brave man spoke up about it?

    Richie DemoRichie DemoNgày trước
  • Honestly he ripped into them a lot gentler then I ever would of....

    OneBigBuggaOneBigBuggaNgày trước
  • One way how about you give 75% of your wealth too them Bernie Sanders would make you...fucking John. Love the act

    Miguel MathewsonMiguel MathewsonNgày trước
  • Incredible dysfunction

    Russell WeymouthRussell WeymouthNgày trước
  • This speech should have its place along with Gettysburg Address and I Have A Dream

    Jeff LiJeff LiNgày trước
  • Virtue signler!!

    algore lieralgore lierNgày trước
  • Fake outrage

    algore lieralgore lierNgày trước
    • You are both simply fucking idiots

      Zacharias 220Zacharias 220Ngày trước
    • I think he's right, but I don't think he's the one who should be advocating. It looks like stolen valor

      Corkfish1Corkfish1Ngày trước
  • 911 was an inside job. They only planned for the towers going down, paying for others treatments was not part of a deal. He rehearsed his speech quite well, he's got talented writers. But all that fake sentiment and acting from his end takes away the beauty of the cause and shifts our eyes from the real issues being addressed here, he might had good reasons to do it at the beginning but at the end he just wants to be under the spotlights.

    Khaled stiveliwKhaled stiveliwNgày trước
  • Jon Liebowitz is a poser. Jon is the stain on America. Just shut up and get your millionaire actor friends to give.

    Andy LAndy LNgày trước
  • Run for office, Jon Stewart!!!! You've my vote!

    Kristopher KaunKristopher KaunNgày trước
  • Jon!? They don't care, Jon. When you die, they'll start a wonderful college fund in your name, for the responder's children, if they have any after their exposure to that whole mess. But not while you're alive, Jon. They don't negotiate with terro...i mean comedians trying to support our entire first-responder industry. The comments to this video restore my faith in humanity, but governments, in general...they have no good credit left with me, only with the idiots who don't mind being duped.

    StockyPhilBStockyPhilBNgày trước
  • John Stewart for president please let that happen, this world needs this man, we Americans need this man to help better our country ASAP

    tyler lewistyler lewisNgày trước
  • Just ruuuuuuuuuuun!

    ScoochScoochNgày trước
  • Comedians are now the voice of America? We’re screwed!

    Stacy boulderdashStacy boulderdashNgày trước
  • Thankyou John Stewart for your courage, your leadership, your sadness, and your rage. We need more men and women like you to save our people and our nation. This is true leadership, and I want to follow!

    Waimea OhanaWaimea OhanaNgày trước
  • yeah yeah, where was he 5 years ago....??? This is all BS. Just because there is an election on the horizon - and here HE IS>>> You are on the wrong side Jon... Ask THOSE who actually caused the 9/11 - the DEMOCRATS>>>

    George BlatantGeorge BlatantNgày trước
    • George Blatant, kindly fuck off you disgusting stain on our Country, bringing politics to this moment, your actions make any Republicans and Democrats and whoever look more patriotic than you by light years.

      NGC 660NGC 660Ngày trước
    • he was there.

      grumplfutzgrumplfutzNgày trước
  • Maybe there's a solution that doesn't have to involve the federal government? How much would everyone who has watched this video have to donate for there to be enough money?

    John SmithJohn SmithNgày trước
  • 0/10, they brought a comedian on but he didn't get a single laugh out of anyone. Seriously though, what a fucking speech. You can just tell he cares so much about the lives of these people and how pissed he is that they're getting so unfairly fucked over. This man is nothing but goodness.

    Myotic TesseractMyotic TesseractNgày trước
  • Big "THANKS" to the New World Order, the real perpetrators.

    ruthieo54ruthieo54Ngày trước
  • This speech should go down as one of the most meaningful in American history

    ben beechben beechNgày trước
  • When news breaks, we fix it!

    Dominic RoselandDominic RoselandNgày trước
  • Congress ignores everything and everyone!

    Travis MillerTravis Miller2 ngày trước
  • Insert 9/11 joke Grabs popcorn

    Koko MmcKoko Mmc2 ngày trước
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    Incredible WorldIncredible World2 ngày trước
  • It took them 5 seconds to respond, it should’ve taken Congress 5 seconds to pass it

    Grace SeeleyGrace Seeley2 ngày trước
  • Jon Stewart can suck a fucking dick

    AlexAlex2 ngày trước
  • maybe that country isn't that great after all (not talking about (some of) the people!)

    Pookie0504kbPookie0504kb2 ngày trước
  • Thank You Jon Stewart!!!!! You have a gained an Entirely a new level of respect from me!!!! Members of Congress shame on ALL OF YOU... Especially those who were elected to represent the People of N.Y City!!!!!!!!!

    Casey JonesCasey Jones2 ngày trước
  • Everyone tries to show they really care. Did John donate anything? Who is this guy? I never heard of him before. Is he a flop actor? Then I hear from a loud mouth Occasionally as if she were really so compassionate. White people are beating themselves thinking why they were not black. I am tired off this show off. Is he John Cina? But he does not look like a good wrestler anymore.

    Mohani LalMohani Lal2 ngày trước
  • I don't understand why some folks have an problem with this. I personally think that an well educated an intelligent men like Jon Stewart would check this issue and if he see reason that there is an problem with the funding of health insurance of the first responders then he will have good reason to think so. Also he made an point about that if there is an problem about that it's the responsibility of all true American to help this heros like the helped people on 9/11 Thanks that I could share my thoughts and opinion about that. Best Regards Higo

    Higo BrokeHigo Broke2 ngày trước
  • George Carlin would've been proud

    Erik BrinkhofErik Brinkhof2 ngày trước
  • Ya well people who died from america showering them with bombs in iraq didnt get jack shit. let alone health care, let alone justice ( ie George bush is a painter these days, dick cheney must be some oil corporations ceo). This is karma. God or whoever has burdened you with indifferent leaders. The common mans blood means fuck all. iraqi or american.

    magesticmaniaccmagesticmaniacc2 ngày trước
  • Stewart seems like a phony and is putting on an acting job, wouldn't surprise me if he is going to run for a political office in NY and this is his pre-cursor to it

    dd2 ngày trước
  • How is it, that this great tragedy brings the country together, but regardless of this, there is still animosity towards our fellow man? How is it that one man can look at another and just because of the chemical make up of their skin and say without a shred of humility and say they deserve less than them, How is it that the government can pour hundreds of millions into the military and yet refuse to pay anything to the soldiers after they've returned, HOW can people sit content with their position in the government, a government which in the God Fucking damn national anthem's first nine words are "We the people of the United States of America" and yet refuse to help the heroes that keep the country, to keep your right to own a firearm, to say ill again the system itself, your right to the freedoms you're given, if they refuse to do their jobs the ones they were elected to by THE people they are refusing to help, then by god as our witness to this nation, we will use the rights given to us in our bill of rights, our right to revolt. Now this is the part where you attack me because im a furry, but if I'm speaking something that you agree with then where is your place to say I should be killed? Where is your right to get offended when someone gets upset with you for the things you say? In this flawed system that you defend to the bitter end. If you're going to attack one person for how they are, then do NOT get upset when they attack you back, if they get up set with you and you try to say freedom of speech, remember that freedom of speech only spares you from the government imprisoning or persecuting you for what you say, it does NOT save you from how society treats you. I've spoken long enough, if you've read this and all its entirety then thank you, but if you came down here to only attack others for your political views, then enjoy the guilt of being on the side of those who did not attend this hearing.

    Arctica FrostbiteArctica Frostbite2 ngày trước
  • How can they even be discussing this?

    19grand19grand2 ngày trước
  • all the money was used on the memorial instead of the people?

    mynamebestnamemynamebestname2 ngày trước
  • Bravo John Stewart

    Juan EscalanteJuan Escalante2 ngày trước
  • congress is a shit show and it is a disgrace of an institution. I hope those fuckers dont get a wink of sleep. They don't deserve it for being so negligent.

    Michael DavisMichael Davis2 ngày trước
  • Hey i'm with Jon . Was not a fan of his show but he's using his celeb status to do something positive instead of getting on stage and saying fuck Trump. Our military,firemen,police,medical professionals deserve more than they get but someone like AOC wants a raise.

    phoenix ashesphoenix ashes2 ngày trước
  • 2900 down votes? That's a lot of people who must be empty inside, devoid of humanity.

    Paul MansfieldPaul Mansfield2 ngày trước
  • it's weird that Loui Anderson didn't say anything though

    alvisc2002alvisc20022 ngày trước
  • This healthcare issue, senates lack of response to pollution and climate change, this just fucking proves they don’t give a fuck about the people who they represent.

    extrafreshhhextrafreshhh2 ngày trước
  • Congress needs to be fired or displaced

    pako joepako joe2 ngày trước
  • Insert 9/11 joke *Grabs popcorn*

    Oisin StackOisin Stack2 ngày trước
  • Titles are meaningless, real leaders don't need titles they need actions. Jon Stewart is a man first and everything else after

    jacksputridjacksputrid2 ngày trước
  • Hey look at that... I gave a CNN video a like. It took Jon Stewart yelling at congress to do it.

    Tempting FateTempting Fate2 ngày trước
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    Incredible WorldIncredible World2 ngày trước
  • Jon Stewart is quite the actor.

    lizardking02793lizardking027932 ngày trước
  • Er.. running for pre.. Pres.... ... Prrress Secratary?

    Peege ClarkePeege Clarke2 ngày trước
  • I wanna know who are the 2.9k people who gave this a thumbs down

    fsoon yoogfsoon yoog2 ngày trước
  • If you are right wing or left wing I don't give a shit. Put your politics aside and have a fucking heart. Get it together Congress, get it together!

    justingutubejustingutube2 ngày trước
  • Working in congress should be like serving in the military. Nothing more. No sponsorships, no paid speeches, no under the counter bullshit. You're there to represent our country and make it better for the sum of us.

    Tom GanksTom Ganks2 ngày trước
  • CNN are the ones sitting on the pulpit... The REASON the First Responders are not prioritized - is because immigration is getting all of the moneiz.

    Yammo YammamotoYammo Yammamoto2 ngày trước
  • Every time a politician brings up 9/11 as a defense for why we need such a strong military and all of that never once stops and talks about the needs of those first responders who are now suffering. I find it depressing the person who stands up for them is a comedian and not those in power who could and should be helping those who risk their lives to help others on 9/11. The fact that they still do not have adequate health Care is appalling to me. My family originally Pink's New York from Ireland 1913 my great-grandfather my grandfather my great-uncle we're all volunteer firefighters. I'll never forget my grandfather telling me why he was a volunteer firefighter it was because he believed in the good of his community and believe that that good could only exist if everyone did what they could to continue that good. this is a disgrace and it's time that Mitch McConnell and his little band of goons got thrown out on their asses and a new era fueled by compassion and humanity and not by corporate interests takes place. My heart goes out to The first responders who are still suffering and to their families if anyone knows of a GoFundMe or away to help some of them please let me know I might not have much but I I would be remiss if I did not contribute what I could for these brave souls and thank you Jon Stewart for being a voice for good when so many in power are cowards.

    Annabel AttridgeAnnabel Attridge2 ngày trước
  • This is why healthcare for all matters.

    Eric NickEric Nick2 ngày trước
  • I don’t think that even phased them

    Sheriff of Rock RidgeSheriff of Rock Ridge2 ngày trước
  • Congress is so gross...

    Operaton CreationOperaton Creation2 ngày trước
  • Just another reason why John Stewart is the Man.

    Jason ShepherdJason Shepherd2 ngày trước
  • How did Congress not just spontaneously combust when he was done?

    Timed RevolverTimed Revolver2 ngày trước
Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress