Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

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  • Published on Jun 11, 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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  • S S
    S S 6 hours ago

    I watch this video every time I can't seem to figure out how Curropt and Broken our Government has become.
    And although I never really saw eye to eye with Jon on many Political issues.
    I've gained nothing but respect for the man after he did this.
    Because it's not Political.
    It's about right and Wrong.
    It's real. And from the Hart.
    And God Bless this man for using his voice to speak on behalf of many that were brushed aside with no voice.
    He's absolutely correct.
    And ever American should be Pissed off at these Buricrat's.
    For the Vast majority of us knew nothing about it until Jon and these folks went in front of Congress.
    Thanks MSM. I guess the Agenda on both sides to Divide us was more important than to inform us.
    I guess Jussie , and racebating along with a stupid politicized wall was more important than informing us about this disgrace that Buricrat's had no intention on correcting.
    But then again.
    I myself should have known.
    Because this is how the Buricrat's feel about our second responders that they send to fight wars as well.
    Defunding and politically hacking the VA .
    Meanwhile Many of my Brothers and Sisters who served as well couldn't get the proper treatment they needed.
    Getting ran around all over the place just to be told that the liability is with the VA .
    Then after establishing that.
    Having to wait up to 8 months to be seen.
    Seen by Dr's treat people as a case instead of a patient.
    And meanwhile... We wonder why so many end up either commiting suiside or Homeless after losing their families, because Dad is not able to be as we known him before. etc.
    Let's not forget about our Vietnam Vets as well .
    Very similar to our 9/11 responders .
    Breathing in crap.
    Being pushed aside.
    VA is useless.
    Most are too far gone in the head because PTSD wasn't a diagnosis back then and was not treated.
    They were passed on as being shell shocked.
    Even though PTSD would have been diagnosed if the Government gave a shit about them from the beginning.
    Many of these men developed lung Cancer.
    As my Good friend Jim did by breathing that shit in there.
    And even when he was at the beginning stages and having problems.
    He waited 9 Months to see a Dr. Through the VA.
    By then it was too late.
    He passed two years ago.
    Didn't even get to enjoy his retirement with his Grandchildren.
    So as these Buricrat's try and act as Humanetarians .
    Like they care about issues such as Poverty, health care, education, wages, and every other Political issue to use for election.
    I just want people to remember those that are out there that are suffering and losing everything.
    Those same people that risked their lives for others, and this Country.
    Because they Political hacks don't care about them.
    Nor do they want to have them pulled out from under the rug that they brushed them under.
    But they will sure act patriotic when there is another War or disaster to fight that benefits their employer.
    The Fed Reserve.
    Only creating future castaways and burdens once they are done with them.
    At least those who survive.

  • Keyboard Dancers

    Health care and benefits? In america? ROTFLTMGRO!! (rolls on the floor laughing til my guts roll out).

  • Alfonso Medina
    Alfonso Medina 3 days ago

    Complaints for what they signed up for it don't complain it's your job

  • Alfonso Medina
    Alfonso Medina 3 days ago

    9/11 really

  • Tom Sawyer
    Tom Sawyer 3 days ago

    nothing but respect for this men.

  • Kevin-Ate-Nine
    Kevin-Ate-Nine 5 days ago

    I know jokes are always made about it but how can anyone actually dislike this?

  • Takeshi Kitano
    Takeshi Kitano 10 days ago +1

    the absolute state of the "land of the free"

  • Flat Top
    Flat Top 11 days ago

    Stewart on Clown News Network perfect match

  • Adam Holland
    Adam Holland 11 days ago +2

    I disagree a lot with John Stewart in general but this was brilliant. He didn't have to do this. He fought hard for what he thought was right and succeeded on behalf of his fellow New Yorkers.
    Much love from New Zealand.

  • John Nostro
    John Nostro 12 days ago

    I cant stand to see this shit 9/11 was done by are government, they did the crime they are not going to help the witnesses F.D.N.Y.. people need to open there mouths and say it 9/11 was an inside job. C.I.A. set up and killed SEAL TEAM 6 . delta force killed PAT TILLMAN. The world trade center was blown to shit!!!! Time to wake up people. I'm on a ship of fools, fools. F.D.N.Y. should have investigated the attack. It was there job. Did there inspection teams look at anything?? The fires burned for 3 months. COME ON!!!!! There is so much proof it was an inside job its stupid. FUCK WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!

  • Dewayne Thomas
    Dewayne Thomas 13 days ago

    Man, I can really go for some Deer Park water.

  • La Onda
    La Onda 17 days ago

    50 years from now, retarded people will be using their minds to post about how the system is broken because Congress didn't do something for some guys that politicians said they care about. It never strikes Americans that maybe their govt just doesn't really care. Certain demographics are going to vote a particular direction no matter what, so some shit you'll get to whenever the fuck you get to it. What the hell are the families of 1st responders gonna do, vote for a bunch of Black Far Leftists? Fuck outta here.

  • Doug Zilla
    Doug Zilla 21 day ago

    I wish Jon Stewart would run for president. He won't because he's not a friggin puppet unfortunately..

  • Patricia Lucious
    Patricia Lucious 21 day ago

    The Donald said he had 100’s of friends there, liar.

  • Aaron E
    Aaron E 21 day ago

    Well, well the efforts ofJohn Stewart made "the sonald" do the right thing; I'll bet forceing him to help the people he called"losers" is gonna stick in his craw the rest of his life!

  • DarKKnightt07
    DarKKnightt07 22 days ago

    John Stewart for President 2020!

  • MoeLarryCurly
    MoeLarryCurly 22 days ago

    Bush and O bomb a did nothing for the vets either, Trump just signed the bill and has been fighting for veterans since he arrived in office.

    • MoeLarryCurly
      MoeLarryCurly 22 days ago

      da , he dropped a lot of bombs... read Books on 911 By Chris Bollyn and learn who did it. I know a great deal about 911 , I could give lectures on the subject.

    • MoeLarryCurly
      MoeLarryCurly 22 days ago

      he dropped a lot of bombs , did nothing for vets. Read books by Chris Bollyn 911 , pass it on

    • righthook27
      righthook27 22 days ago +1

      This is about 9/11 first responders, not war veterans... try to keep up. Btw, making up nicknames by rearranging or adding letters to someone's name is super childish. Do you actually think you're being clever??

  • DesignatedOperator
    DesignatedOperator 22 days ago +1

    Today, President Trump signed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

  • L Loc
    L Loc 23 days ago

    They need to save the tax money for the next banker bail out.

  • Skyflower23 Kat
    Skyflower23 Kat 23 days ago +1

    Thank You for your Voice. Thank you Lord for using Jon Stewart to be that man to touch their hearts. And get the Bill passed finally. Its a good day for Heroes

  • Orr Jake
    Orr Jake 24 days ago

    Jon Stewart for president FOR REAL!!

  • cea Lewin
    cea Lewin 25 days ago

    When a comedian has to come yell at you, say you should be ashamed and that your a bunch of cowards, to get you to help the first responders of 9/11 is when you know you have a problem. This man never stops amazing me. He really is great.

  • Jeffrow Ryan
    Jeffrow Ryan 25 days ago

    I don't know about you guys, but if I don't go to work, I get fired.

  • Mr. Murica
    Mr. Murica 25 days ago

    The congressmen and women (which are surprise, suprise, disproportionately conservative) that voted against this relief bil should be ashamed of themselves

  • nemphesus
    nemphesus 25 days ago

    I still remember there was a documentary where someone brought some first responders over to Canada and they were treated foc. After treatment, they hailed them as heroes and wished them well.
    Why I brought this up is because I would like to make a point that its extremely shameful for Americans when your own government won't even help.

  • JrJagsFootball
    JrJagsFootball 26 days ago

    At least now funding is guaranteed until 2090!

  • jason deakin xd
    jason deakin xd 26 days ago

    one of the best speaches ever. God bless you Sir

  • FortNite Temple
    FortNite Temple 27 days ago +2

    This speech is what got this bill passed. Here, Here....

  • PhatBoyzClub
    PhatBoyzClub 27 days ago

    Probably one of the finest examples of American values. Here is someone I can undoubtedly say embodies the values of what makes a people admirable.

  • Moist Oyzter
    Moist Oyzter 27 days ago

    We need more people like this in the world

  • Baby Sosa
    Baby Sosa 27 days ago

    I love Jon Stewart ♥️♥️

  • dkyelak
    dkyelak 27 days ago

    "Comedian" should be dropped from his title.

  • Chris Connor
    Chris Connor 28 days ago

    Stewart 2024

  • Wilhelm Otto Dusseldorf

    Every single American should be constantly shaming politicians. Never ending shame. And don’t pick a party either. All of them are corrupt fucks.

  • Walter Weathers
    Walter Weathers 29 days ago

    I've cried every time I've watched this

  • Jules hm
    Jules hm Month ago

    “Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity; time.” This made me bawl.

  • Boy vs. Nature
    Boy vs. Nature Month ago +1

    John Stuart is amazing for this, using his voice to help these people. He doesn't have to nor does he get paid for this. Congress is a disgrace. Meanwhile they keep giving themselves raises. Sad. This brought tears to my eyes because this is truly sad

  • guitargamery
    guitargamery Month ago

    I want my tax money going to people that save lives.

  • Victor Reyes
    Victor Reyes Month ago

    Jon Stewart for president

  • The Stunnaz
    The Stunnaz Month ago

    Wish Jon would run for POTUS...he has the heart and wit to go to the White House!

  • Ian Davis
    Ian Davis Month ago

    2.9k thumbs down. Are you friggin' serious?

  • Matthew Wiederspan
    Matthew Wiederspan Month ago

    I sincerely thank Luis Alvarez and all 9/11 first responders for the incomparable sacrifices that they made to save innocent lives. As for the members of Congress that have idiotically remained silent and indifferent to the suffering of these extremely brave men and women, shame on you.

  • Smoothy 717
    Smoothy 717 Month ago

    i'd vote for Stewart in a heart beat

  • TRAVIS Burnett
    TRAVIS Burnett Month ago

    John Stewart is the F'N MAN!!!

  • Phil Buckhouse
    Phil Buckhouse Month ago

    “Never forget the heroes of 9/11.” “Well here they are! And WHERE ARE THEY?!”
    Oh my god. Find who voted against this and make sure they never work in government again. This is utterly disgraceful.

  • Jackie 11:11
    Jackie 11:11 Month ago

    👏👏👏🙏🙏😪😪

  • Yecenia Avila
    Yecenia Avila Month ago +1

    Use the wall money for this brave man, and stop this nonsense

  • WillDuhFoh
    WillDuhFoh Month ago +3

    We need Jon Stewart as our President! Who’s with me? #Stewartforpresident2020

  • David Davidian
    David Davidian Month ago

    God bless you jon

  • Cellar Door
    Cellar Door Month ago

    Beyond appalling. European countries have adopted our American values yet WE fail to uphold them. It’s embarrassing that first responders and veterans get treated like absolute garbage. That ignorant self absorbed POS and the parasites holding the highest levels of office use their power and greed to help only those within their fraternity. And take credit for accomplishing other people’s successes.

    • Keyboard Dancers
      Keyboard Dancers Day ago

      Excuse me, European countries have absolutely NOT adopted american values, thank you very much indeed!!

  • VintageWrestling
    VintageWrestling Month ago

    I am not a follower of Jon Stewart but this was a great speech.

  • Steve Snellgrove
    Steve Snellgrove Month ago

    You do realize that there are plenty of millionaires in the Democratic Party .. one for example is house speaker Nancy Pelosi and another is the infamous Maxine waters and on and on ... watching listen to something beside the lunatics on msnbc and cnn and you might open up your mind !

    • MinimumEffort
      MinimumEffort 26 days ago

      It's been passed now, guess what party the 2 who voted against it were from?

  • Enthusiastic Zestful Villainy

    The Daily Show Episode December 16, 2010, where Jon Stewart changed format to interview first responders. Probably one of the greatest moments in tv. And Im not even American!
    www.cc.com/video-clips/nuwe6u/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-9-11-first-responders-react-to-the-senate-filibuster

  • Enthusiastic Zestful Villainy

    Mitch McConnell blocked this bill? Yeah Mitch is a PENIS.
    Im not even american but for the love of god, get rid of him!

  • ProductionStops
    ProductionStops Month ago

    Jon Stewart should run for a political office; he has the tenacity, and the courage, and the ability to speak forthright, to be a true leader.

  • Joseph Logue
    Joseph Logue Month ago

    JOHN STEWART FOR PRESIDENT

    • Asad Awawdeh
      Asad Awawdeh Month ago

      Joseph Logue joeshph Lo.ge for. Presendit

  • Ryan Gimeson
    Ryan Gimeson Month ago

    people say it's not the republicans fault. Im sorry, but which party had control of the senate post 9/11? yeah. that's what i thought

  • Eric Townsend
    Eric Townsend Month ago

    Jon Stewart for president!

  • Wade Jodun
    Wade Jodun Month ago +1

    Mr. Stewart, I know it's the last thing you want but PLEASE RUN for the House or Senate. I spent 22 years inside government. I've seen this kind of gross injustice and corruption over and over. I will quit my job and work on your campaign full time. The men and women behind you need you - the country needs you. We need you because you give a damn. If the men and women occupying the halls of Congress showed 1/4 the civic duty and patriotism as those men and women who ran towards danger, the nation would be a million times better off. Please run.

  • 12121212 12121212
    12121212 12121212 Month ago

    dudes got acting chops

  • heather mcnulty
    heather mcnulty Month ago +1

    How can we ignore our heroes in their time of need? Shame is the only word that makes sense. Take care of those that have sacrificed themselves to save us.

  • Jay Al
    Jay Al Month ago

    Well said Jon

  • SwedishStorm
    SwedishStorm Month ago +10

    RIP Luis Alvarez. I am so sorry that America didn't stand behind you, after you did so to her.

  • Jon Hoef
    Jon Hoef Month ago +2

    The straight, honest, and emotional speech given by Jon Stewart was remarkable and unforgettable. We can never forget the heroic efforts and sacrifices of the first responders of 9/11. Their efforts probably saved thousands of American lives that morning and we must do all that we can to stand behind them 100% and provide them the funding the need and deserve. Thank you Jon Stewart for having the backs of these American heroes!

  • Doug Smith
    Doug Smith Month ago +3

    Jon stood up to the swampers ! Kick the bums out! Congress = Human Excrement

  • TwennyGee
    TwennyGee Month ago

    CNN - propaganda - low views.
    CNN - John Stewart speaking truths- millions of views.
    CNN- propaganda 99% of the time.

  • RahYutKill
    RahYutKill Month ago +5

    Republicans hate our 9/11 first responders but love the wars they started from it. Imagine that.

    • 049 Abject testament
      049 Abject testament Month ago

      @RahYutKill Terrorist socialist Pig too afraid to strike enough. America Was promoted to power on being strong, not weak. like you liberal democratic retards.

    • RahYutKill
      RahYutKill Month ago +1

      @049 Abject testament Violent right wing fascists strike again.

    • 049 Abject testament
      049 Abject testament Month ago +1

      @Ryan Gimeson Barack Obama, All of you are liberal Terrorists Traitors. If this was 1776 you'd be shot for your Treachery.

    • Ryan Gimeson
      Ryan Gimeson Month ago +1

      049 Abject testament then who has failed this country?

    • 049 Abject testament
      049 Abject testament Month ago

      @RahYutKill Who runs the White House?

  • Kappa
    Kappa Month ago

    Who cares about the party, this is a damn good man.

  • Max Power
    Max Power Month ago +117

    Luis Alvarez, who was one of the first responders present at this hearing, has just died. RIP

  • HOD STUDIO
    HOD STUDIO Month ago

    America is no doubt the greatest country on earth for many reasons but it is being ruined by the corrupt leaderships , those corrupt people in power did things like 9/11 . They don't give a fuck about average Americans , they have their own agendas. I think life in America is too fast and not everybody has the time to search and look into details and seek truth, majority of the people will trust the news shown on tv. so anything the Tv says , they will believe it. Poor and average citizens will suffer the most whether its happening in developed countries or developing countries, because of corrupt leaders.

  • cardinalis
    cardinalis Month ago

    A man passionate about an important cause and able to show true emotion about said cause is SO sexy.

  • TidalWave Dan
    TidalWave Dan Month ago

    The government told me that those plans hitting the building was a declaration of war. It’s only logical to conclude that the first responders are victims of war. Their care should be included in the over inflated defense budget. Shit is sad...

  • Nadhiya Nâtaline
    Nadhiya Nâtaline Month ago

    This will go down as one of the best speeches of the century. It's shameful that we even have to debate this in Congress. 9/11 responders shouldn't have to worry about wether they'll have enough food on the table or money in the bank, or medicine for health issues, it should be automatically provided without question

  • Elle E
    Elle E Month ago

    9/11 was an inside job

  • BEAT LA
    BEAT LA Month ago

    This is a rare issue that there is no divide in America, Republican or Democrat, we ALL recognize these people are brave heroes responding to one of the worst tragic single days in US history right up there with Pearl Harbor.