Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

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  • Published on: 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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COMMENTS: 40

  • Kevin Alonso
    Kevin Alonso   11 hours ago

    Man I miss seeing him on the air, anyway medicare for all would solve this as well (still congress is a joke).

  • Okie Rider
    Okie Rider   13 hours ago

    Fuck Congress. I'm now an Independent voter. Both parties are full of shit and lie to our faces only to get a vote.

  • Emilie Beth
    Emilie Beth   20 hours ago

    I never realized just how great Jon was when it comes to activism. He cares, and he wants the people who risked their lives to save whoever they could to be taken care of.

  • 陳嘉豪
    陳嘉豪   1 days ago

    They are heros, they deserve living Good.

  • Hamelin HU
    Hamelin HU   1 days ago

    In China, the government always take in charge, but no one can criticize.In US, anyone can criticize the government, but no one would be responsible.Both imperfect systems.

  • Kai Chen
    Kai Chen   1 days ago

    Who voted these congressmen into the offfice?

  • Eden Rome
    Eden Rome   1 days ago

    Americans watching HBO's Chernobyl wanna pretend like Russia & America are different.#CongressIsAJoke #OurGovernmentIsTheDisaster #PoliticiansAreLiarsAndThieves

  • Grace Marie
    Grace Marie   1 days ago

    Do you know why his lines are so quotable? Because no one else says these things. No one. This has been the case with many of Jon's words. He lends his articulation to the poor, the unrecognized, the beaten down. The victims of the world... and especially the victims of America.I'm happy he's focused on something not only important, but completely non-arguable. Yet, here he is having to, in fact, argue the importance of these people; the same people mentioned by at least one million individuals on Twitter or any social media over the years. These people who, then, and now, have remained absolutely unseen. Today, we witness their faceless identities, as considered by our politicians. The disposable usefulness of these men and women, as told by each and every one of those empty chairs of Congress.

  • uKnow
    uKnow   2 days ago

    L<O>V<E> you Jon Stewarrt <3 wow you're really good at speaking :O how did I get here? So sad dude did he said "riddled with cancer?" :O what is this about?

  • John Douglas Racing Video

    Anyone else watch HBO's Chernobyl and ask themselves why we're treating our heroes as poorly as the USSR treated theirs?

  • Mark Latham
    Mark Latham   2 days ago

    Jon Stewart is a wonderful human being and he puts most of us to shame.

  • Christopher Bello
    Christopher Bello   3 days ago

    Tittle does not represent the real message of this video. Shame on CNN for masking this as another viral clip with such a unmeaningful and misleading title.

  • micha3096
    micha3096   3 days ago

    Its like Al Pacino in scent of a woman, 100 times stronger but unfortunately this is not a movie. Respect Jon Stewart

  • Leticia Amanonce
    Leticia Amanonce   3 days ago

    If they will not act on it shame on them “5 seconds responders did their jobs 18 years do yours” wow very powerful speech jon

  • GuiR3X
    GuiR3X   3 days ago

    In France we say true knights fights only for the dignity of the weak, I m glad I saw that man stand out for these 9/11 first responders. Respect.

  • Travis Clower
    Travis Clower   3 days ago

    Who could possibly ‘dislike’ this video. These are true American heroes...this has nothing to do with politics. This has to do with people that ran toward the buildings as they were crashing to the ground. God bless these people and their families.

  • Jackie Sun
    Jackie Sun   3 days ago

    Damn I can't even tell the difference between Chernobyl and this. Good job USA.

  • putchini
    putchini   3 days ago

    Now that's passion! This is truly inspirational... Jon is the man!

  • Carlos Rix
    Carlos Rix   4 days ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT7z2aAX-xI => A Red Cross Chaplain says how he felt being there.

  • Geof Ingram
    Geof Ingram   4 days ago

    The things you do for oil and justify war

  • mark price
    mark price   4 days ago

    Where did the $7.5 billion go Jon? Why not direct your anger there instead of shaming congress?

  • Starfleet Captain
    Starfleet Captain   4 days ago

    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.

  • T-tus
    T-tus   4 days ago

    Just sad to see how bad people can treat each other. Working as a team seem to not be an option.

  • Ernest Baum
    Ernest Baum   4 days ago

    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.

  • Dusty Showbiz
    Dusty Showbiz   5 days ago

    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...

  • Kung Fu Panda
    Kung Fu Panda   5 days ago

    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.

  • kreek22
    kreek22   5 days ago

    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.

  • hostyle0
    hostyle0   5 days ago

    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

  • AKAT1980
    AKAT1980   5 days ago

    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.

  • Richie Delaney
    Richie Delaney   5 days ago

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

  • SHEILA Miller
    SHEILA Miller   5 days ago

    People/government don't give 2 fucks about shit until it's their son/daughter/brother/sister/mom/dad.

  • Bobbi Jo Epps
    Bobbi Jo Epps   5 days ago

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