Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

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  • Published: 11 June 2019
  • 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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  • Bobbi Jo Epps
    Bobbi Jo Epps  2 hours back

    I don't think I have ever been moved...like this.....God Bless you, Jon Stewart.

    • Calum John Roberts
      Calum John Roberts  3 hours back

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

      • GuideBeauté Jeu
        GuideBeauté Jeu  4 hours back

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

        • Dave G
          Dave G  5 hours back

          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.

          • mtowndown0
            mtowndown0  6 hours back

            The guy behind him looks like Louie Anderson or am I the only one lol

            • John K
              John K  6 hours back

              Jon Stewart for president.

              • Koko Ya
                Koko Ya  7 hours back

                Reminds me of Tyrion

                • Nyx
                  Nyx  7 hours back

                  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

                  • W M
                    W M  7 hours back

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

                    • Laquinton Wagner
                      Laquinton Wagner  7 hours back

                      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 Wagner
                        Laquinton Wagner  7 hours back

                        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.

                        • Max Power
                          Max Power  8 hours back

                          “Sick and dying, they came here to speak...to no one.”

                          • Michael O
                            Michael O  8 hours back

                            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.

                            • dart vart
                              dart vart  8 hours back

                              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.

                              • Jestronix Handerson
                                Jestronix Handerson  9 hours back

                                Costs a lot of money keeping things quiet, Congress truely doesn't have any money.

                                • 徐彪
                                  徐彪  9 hours back

                                  Heartbreaking for the warriors.

                                  • Seretse Mompei
                                    Seretse Mompei  10 hours back

                                    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!!

                                    • Swedish American
                                      Swedish American  10 hours back

                                      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 American
                                        Swedish American  6 hours back

                                        @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.

                                      • thesilverfish5
                                        thesilverfish5  7 hours back

                                        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.

                                    • Chiasa Takahashi
                                      Chiasa Takahashi  11 hours back

                                      How this video has downvotes is beyond me.

                                      • Xickboy
                                        Xickboy  13 hours back

                                        Like if Jon is totally one of the best people alive

                                        • Mathew Richardson
                                          Mathew Richardson  13 hours back

                                          Dude was like a lion

                                          • Qarymee Presents
                                            Qarymee Presents  14 hours back

                                            "Al Qaeda didn't shout Death to Tribeca!" ...#Chills

                                            • NGC 660
                                              NGC 660  14 hours back

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

                                              • Sabine Wilson
                                                Sabine Wilson  14 hours back

                                                NONE of the Republicans showed. That shows more than words ever could.

                                                • booby scoo
                                                  booby scoo  16 hours back

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

                                                  • Alex Musial
                                                    Alex Musial  16 hours back

                                                    They risked their lives to serve America's people. They should not have to die fighting America's government.

                                                    • Qwerty Metastin
                                                      Qwerty Metastin  16 hours back

                                                      Reminds me of Tyrion

                                                      • Ajith Inguva
                                                        Ajith Inguva  16 hours back

                                                        Shameful I am so sorry for America

                                                        • Angel Aponte
                                                          Angel Aponte  16 hours back

                                                          Imagine someone having a reason to dislike this video

                                                          • Richie Demo
                                                            Richie Demo  17 hours back

                                                            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?

                                                            • OneBigBugga
                                                              OneBigBugga  18 hours back

                                                              Honestly he ripped into them a lot gentler then I ever would of....

                                                              • Miguel Mathewson
                                                                Miguel Mathewson  18 hours back

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

                                                                • Russell Weymouth
                                                                  Russell Weymouth  19 hours back

                                                                  Incredible dysfunction

                                                                  • Jeff Li
                                                                    Jeff Li  19 hours back

                                                                    This speech should have its place along with Gettysburg Address and I Have A Dream

                                                                    • algore lier
                                                                      algore lier  20 hours back

                                                                      Virtue signler!!

                                                                      • algore lier
                                                                        algore lier  20 hours back

                                                                        Fake outrage

                                                                        • Zacharias 220
                                                                          Zacharias 220  13 hours back

                                                                          You are both simply fucking idiots

                                                                        • Corkfish1
                                                                          Corkfish1  20 hours back

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

                                                                      • Khaled stiveliw
                                                                        Khaled stiveliw  20 hours back

                                                                        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.

                                                                        • Andy L
                                                                          Andy L  20 hours back

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

                                                                          • Kristopher Kaun
                                                                            Kristopher Kaun  20 hours back

                                                                            Run for office, Jon Stewart!!!! You've my vote!

                                                                            • StockyPhilB
                                                                              StockyPhilB  21 hours back

                                                                              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.

                                                                              • tyler lewis
                                                                                tyler lewis  21 hours back

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

                                                                                • Scooch
                                                                                  Scooch  21 hours back

                                                                                  Just ruuuuuuuuuuun!

                                                                                  • Stacy boulderdash
                                                                                    Stacy boulderdash  21 hours back

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

                                                                                    • Waimea Ohana
                                                                                      Waimea Ohana  21 hours back

                                                                                      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!

                                                                                      • George Blatant
                                                                                        George Blatant  22 hours back

                                                                                        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>>>

                                                                                        • NGC 660
                                                                                          NGC 660  14 hours back

                                                                                          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.

                                                                                        • grumplfutz
                                                                                          grumplfutz  15 hours back

                                                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L11Bxolo44
                                                                                          he was there.

                                                                                      • John Smith
                                                                                        John Smith  22 hours back

                                                                                        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?

                                                                                        • Myotic Tesseract
                                                                                          Myotic Tesseract  22 hours back

                                                                                          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.

                                                                                          • ruthieo54
                                                                                            ruthieo54  23 hours back

                                                                                            Big "THANKS" to the New World Order, the real perpetrators.