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

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

    Okie RiderOkie RiderVor Tag
  • 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.

    Emilie BethEmilie BethVor Tag
  • They are heros, they deserve living Good.

    陳嘉豪陳嘉豪Vor Tag
  • 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.

    Hamelin HUHamelin HUVor Tag
  • Who voted these congressmen into the offfice?

    Kai ChenKai ChenVor Tag
  • Americans watching HBO's Chernobyl wanna pretend like Russia & America are different. #CongressIsAJoke #OurGovernmentIsTheDisaster #PoliticiansAreLiarsAndThieves

    Eden RomeEden RomeVor 2 Tage
  • 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.

    Grace MarieGrace MarieVor 2 Tage
  • A-fucking-men to that, John!

    Jonathan VianJonathan VianVor 2 Tage
  • Beautiful absolutely beautiful . 👏

    Red Can'T LoseRed Can'T LoseVor 2 Tage
  • LV you Jon Stewarrt

    uKnowuKnowVor 3 Tage
  • Stewart for Prez.

    jeremy sellajeremy sellaVor 3 Tage
  • Anyone else watch HBO's Chernobyl and ask themselves why we're treating our heroes as poorly as the USSR treated theirs?

    John Douglas Racing VideoJohn Douglas Racing VideoVor 3 Tage
  • Jon Stewart is a wonderful human being and he puts most of us to shame.

    Mark LathamMark LathamVor 3 Tage
  • 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.

    Christopher BelloChristopher BelloVor 3 Tage
  • Its like Al Pacino in scent of a woman, 100 times stronger but unfortunately this is not a movie. Respect Jon Stewart

    micha3096micha3096Vor 3 Tage
  • 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

    Leticia AmanonceLeticia AmanonceVor 3 Tage
  • 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.

    GuiR3XGuiR3XVor 3 Tage
  • 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.

    Travis ClowerTravis ClowerVor 3 Tage
  • Damn I can't even tell the difference between Chernobyl and this. Good job USA.

    Jackie SunJackie SunVor 4 Tage
  • Now that's passion! This is truly inspirational... Jon is the man!

    putchiniputchiniVor 4 Tage
  • Damn good JS!!!

    Jesse GrosJesse GrosVor 5 Tage
  • => A Red Cross Chaplain says how he felt being there.

    Carlos RixCarlos RixVor 5 Tage
  • Vicente AzevedoVicente AzevedoVor 5 Tage
  • The things you do for oil and justify war

    Geof IngramGeof IngramVor 5 Tage
  • Where did the $7.5 billion go Jon? Why not direct your anger there instead of shaming congress?

    mark pricemark priceVor 5 Tage
  • This is why I hate POLITICIANS

    Lanuiiohu SukikiyaLanuiiohu SukikiyaVor 5 Tage
  • 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 CaptainVor 5 Tage
  • Just sad to see how bad people can treat each other. Working as a team seem to not be an option.

    T-tusT-tusVor 5 Tage
  • 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 BaumVor 5 Tage
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    losabilitylosabilityVor 5 Tage
  • Stewart 2020?

    thefallen83thefallen83Vor 5 Tage
  • 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 ShowbizVor 5 Tage
  • 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 PandaVor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    kreek22kreek22Vor 5 Tage
    • 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 CaptainVor 5 Tage
  • 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

    hostyle0hostyle0Vor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    AKAT1980AKAT1980Vor 6 Tage
  • Who the hell down votes this video? What is wrong with you? Worthless bastards!

    Richie DelaneyRichie DelaneyVor 6 Tage
    • 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 CaptainVor 5 Tage
  • People/government don't give 2 fucks about shit until it's their son/daughter/brother/sister/mom/dad.

    SHEILA MillerSHEILA MillerVor 6 Tage
  • I don't think I have ever been this.....God Bless you, Jon Stewart.

    Bobbi Jo EppsBobbi Jo EppsVor 6 Tage
  • 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 RobertsVor 6 Tage
  • 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 JeuVor 6 Tage
  • 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 GVor 6 Tage
  • The guy behind him looks like Louie Anderson or am I the only one lol

    mtowndown0mtowndown0Vor 6 Tage
  • Jon Stewart for president.

    John KJohn KVor 6 Tage
  • Reminds me of Tyrion

    Koko YaKoko YaVor 6 Tage
  • 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

    NyxNyxVor 6 Tage
  • Not a Jon Stewart fan, but I support him a 100% on this! Thank you for speaking up Jon!

    W MW MVor 6 Tage
  • 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 WagnerVor 6 Tage
  • 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 WagnerVor 6 Tage
  • “Sick and dying, they came here to no one.”

    Max PowerMax PowerVor 6 Tage
  • 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 OVor 6 Tage
  • 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 vartVor 6 Tage
  • Costs a lot of money keeping things quiet, Congress truely doesn't have any money.

    Jestronix HandersonJestronix HandersonVor 6 Tage
  • Heartbreaking for the warriors.

    徐彪徐彪Vor 6 Tage
  • 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 MompeiVor 6 Tage
  • 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 AmericanVor 6 Tage
    • @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 AmericanVor 6 Tage
    • 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.

      thesilverfish5thesilverfish5Vor 6 Tage
  • How this video has downvotes is beyond me.

    Chiasa TakahashiChiasa TakahashiVor 6 Tage
  • Like if Jon is totally one of the best people alive

    Rik MukherjeeRik MukherjeeVor 6 Tage
  • Dude was like a lion

    Mathew RichardsonMathew RichardsonVor 6 Tage
  • "Al Qaeda didn't shout Death to Tribeca!" ...#Chills

    Qarymee PresentsQarymee PresentsVor 6 Tage
  • 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 660Vor 6 Tage
  • NONE of the Republicans showed. That shows more than words ever could.

    Sabine WilsonSabine WilsonVor 6 Tage
  • 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 scooVor 6 Tage
  • They risked their lives to serve America's people. They should not have to die fighting America's government.

    Alex MusialAlex MusialVor 6 Tage
  • Reminds me of Tyrion

    Qwerty MetastinQwerty MetastinVor 6 Tage
  • Shameful I am so sorry for America

    Ajith InguvaAjith InguvaVor 6 Tage
  • Imagine someone having a reason to dislike this video

    Angel AponteAngel AponteVor 6 Tage
  • 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 DemoVor 6 Tage
  • Honestly he ripped into them a lot gentler then I ever would of....

    OneBigBuggaOneBigBuggaVor 6 Tage
  • One way how about you give 75% of your wealth too them Bernie Sanders would make you...fucking John. Love the act

    Miguel MathewsonMiguel MathewsonVor 6 Tage
  • Incredible dysfunction

    Russell WeymouthRussell WeymouthVor 7 Tage
  • This speech should have its place along with Gettysburg Address and I Have A Dream

    Jeff LiJeff LiVor 7 Tage
  • Virtue signler!!

    algore lieralgore lierVor 7 Tage
  • Fake outrage

    algore lieralgore lierVor 7 Tage
    • You are both simply fucking idiots

      Zacharias 220Zacharias 220Vor 6 Tage
    • I think he's right, but I don't think he's the one who should be advocating. It looks like stolen valor

      Corkfish1Corkfish1Vor 7 Tage
  • 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 stiveliwVor 7 Tage
  • Jon Liebowitz is a poser. Jon is the stain on America. Just shut up and get your millionaire actor friends to give.

    Andy LAndy LVor 7 Tage
  • Run for office, Jon Stewart!!!! You've my vote!

    Kristopher KaunKristopher KaunVor 7 Tage
  • 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.

    StockyPhilBStockyPhilBVor 7 Tage
  • 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 lewisVor 7 Tage
  • Just ruuuuuuuuuuun!

    ScoochScoochVor 7 Tage
  • Comedians are now the voice of America? We’re screwed!

    Stacy boulderdashStacy boulderdashVor 7 Tage
  • 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 OhanaVor 7 Tage
  • 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 BlatantVor 7 Tage
    • 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 660Vor 6 Tage
    • he was there.

      grumplfutzgrumplfutzVor 6 Tage
  • 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 SmithVor 7 Tage
  • 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 TesseractVor 7 Tage
  • Big "THANKS" to the New World Order, the real perpetrators.

    ruthieo54ruthieo54Vor 7 Tage
  • This speech should go down as one of the most meaningful in American history

    ben beechben beechVor 7 Tage
  • When news breaks, we fix it!

    Dominic RoselandDominic RoselandVor 7 Tage
  • Congress ignores everything and everyone!

    Travis MillerTravis MillerVor 7 Tage
  • Insert 9/11 joke Grabs popcorn

    Koko MmcKoko MmcVor 7 Tage
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    Incredible WorldIncredible WorldVor 7 Tage
  • It took them 5 seconds to respond, it should’ve taken Congress 5 seconds to pass it

    Grace SeeleyGrace SeeleyVor 7 Tage
  • Jon Stewart can suck a fucking dick

    AlexAlexVor 7 Tage
  • maybe that country isn't that great after all (not talking about (some of) the people!)

    Pookie0504kbPookie0504kbVor 7 Tage
  • 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 JonesVor 7 Tage
  • 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 LalVor 7 Tage
  • 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 BrokeVor 7 Tage
  • George Carlin would've been proud

    Erik BrinkhofErik BrinkhofVor 7 Tage
  • 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.

    magesticmaniaccmagesticmaniaccVor 7 Tage
Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress