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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  • Emilie Beth
    Emilie Beth 22 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 Day ago

    They are heros, they deserve living Good.

  • Hamelin HU
    Hamelin HU Day 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 Day ago +1

    Who voted these congressmen into the offfice?

  • Eden Rome
    Eden Rome Day ago

    Americans watching HBO's Chernobyl wanna pretend like Russia & America are different.

    #CongressIsAJoke #OurGovernmentIsTheDisaster #PoliticiansAreLiarsAndThieves

  • Grace Marie
    Grace Marie Day ago +1

    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.

  • Jonathan Vian
    Jonathan Vian 2 days ago +1

    A-fucking-men to that, John!

  • Red Can'T Lose
    Red Can'T Lose 2 days ago +1

    Beautiful absolutely beautiful . 👏

  • uKnow
    uKnow 2 days ago

    LV you Jon Stewarrt

  • jeremy sella
    jeremy sella 2 days ago +1

    Stewart for Prez.

  • 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 3 days ago +1

    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 +1

    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 +1

    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 +1

    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 +1

    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 4 days ago +2

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

  • Jesse Gros
    Jesse Gros 4 days ago +1

    Damn good JS!!!

  • Carlos Rix
    Carlos Rix 4 days ago

    ruclip.com/video/jT7z2aAX-xI/video.html => A Red Cross Chaplain says how he felt being there.

  • Vicente Azevedo
    Vicente Azevedo 4 days ago

  • Geof Ingram
    Geof Ingram 4 days ago +2

    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?

  • Lanuiiohu Sukikiya
    Lanuiiohu Sukikiya 4 days ago +1

    This is why I hate POLITICIANS

  • 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 5 days ago +1

    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.

  • losability
    losability 5 days ago

    actor

  • thefallen83
    thefallen83 5 days ago

    Stewart 2020?

  • Dusty Showbiz
    Dusty Showbiz 5 days ago +1

    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 +1

    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.

    • Starfleet Captain
      Starfleet Captain 4 days ago +1

      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.

  • hostyle0
    hostyle0 5 days ago +1

    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!

    • Starfleet Captain
      Starfleet Captain 4 days ago

      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.

  • 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 +1

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

  • Calum John Roberts
    Calum John Roberts 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 days ago

    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 days ago

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

  • John K
    John K 6 days ago

    Jon Stewart for president.

  • Koko Ya
    Koko Ya 6 days ago

    Reminds me of Tyrion

  • Nyx
    Nyx 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

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

  • Laquinton Wagner
    Laquinton Wagner 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago +16

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

  • Michael O
    Michael O 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

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

  • 徐彪
    徐彪 6 days ago

    Heartbreaking for the warriors.

  • Seretse Mompei
    Seretse Mompei 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 days ago

      @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 6 days ago

      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 6 days ago +1

    How this video has downvotes is beyond me.

  • Rik Mukherjee
    Rik Mukherjee 6 days ago

    Like if Jon is totally one of the best people alive

  • Mathew Richardson
    Mathew Richardson 6 days ago

    Dude was like a lion

  • Qarymee Presents
    Qarymee Presents 6 days ago

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

  • NGC 660
    NGC 660 6 days ago +1

    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 6 days ago

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

  • booby scoo
    booby scoo 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago +4

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

  • Qwerty Metastin
    Qwerty Metastin 6 days ago +2

    Reminds me of Tyrion

  • Ajith Inguva
    Ajith Inguva 6 days ago

    Shameful I am so sorry for America

  • Angel Aponte
    Angel Aponte 6 days ago +3

    Imagine someone having a reason to dislike this video

  • Richie Demo
    Richie Demo 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

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

  • Miguel Mathewson
    Miguel Mathewson 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    Incredible dysfunction

  • Jeff Li
    Jeff Li 6 days ago

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

  • algore lier
    algore lier 6 days ago

    Virtue signler!!

  • algore lier
    algore lier 6 days ago +1

    Fake outrage

    • Zacharias 220
      Zacharias 220 6 days ago +1

      You are both simply fucking idiots

    • Corkfish1
      Corkfish1 6 days ago

      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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago +2

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

  • StockyPhilB
    StockyPhilB 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    Just ruuuuuuuuuuun!

  • Stacy boulderdash
    Stacy boulderdash 6 days ago

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

  • Waimea Ohana
    Waimea Ohana 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago +1

      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 6 days ago +1

      ruclip.com/video/-L11Bxolo44/video.html
      he was there.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

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

  • ben beech
    ben beech 6 days ago +7

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

  • Dominic Roseland
    Dominic Roseland 6 days ago

    When news breaks, we fix it!

  • Travis Miller
    Travis Miller 6 days ago

    Congress ignores everything and everyone!

  • Koko Mmc
    Koko Mmc 6 days ago

    Insert 9/11 joke Grabs popcorn

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    Incredible World 6 days ago

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  • Grace Seeley
    Grace Seeley 6 days ago

    It took them 5 seconds to respond, it should’ve taken Congress 5 seconds to pass it

  • Alex
    Alex 6 days ago

    Jon Stewart can suck a fucking dick

  • Pookie0504kb
    Pookie0504kb 6 days ago

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

  • Casey Jones
    Casey Jones 6 days ago +1

    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!!!!!!!!!

  • Mohani Lal
    Mohani Lal 6 days ago

    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.

  • Higo Broke
    Higo Broke 6 days ago +1

    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

  • Erik Brinkhof
    Erik Brinkhof 6 days ago

    George Carlin would've been proud

  • magesticmaniacc
    magesticmaniacc 6 days ago

    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.

  • d
    d 6 days ago

    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

  • Arctica Frostbite
    Arctica Frostbite 6 days ago

    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.