Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

  • 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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Comments • 26 934

  • OneBigBugga
    OneBigBugga  54 minutes back

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

    • Miguel Mathewson
      Miguel Mathewson  1 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  2 hours back

        Incredible dysfunction

        • Jeff Li
          Jeff Li  2 hours back

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

          • algore lier
            algore lier  3 hours back

            Virtue signler!!

            • algore lier
              algore lier  3 hours back

              Fake outrage

              • Corkfish1
                Corkfish1  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 hours back

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

                  • StockyPhilB
                    StockyPhilB  3 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  3 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  3 hours back

                        Just ruuuuuuuuuuun!

                        • Stacy boulderdash
                          Stacy boulderdash  4 hours back

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

                          • Waimea Ohana
                            Waimea Ohana  4 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  4 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>>>

                              • John Smith
                                John Smith  4 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  5 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  5 hours back

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

                                    • ben beech
                                      ben beech  6 hours back

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

                                      • Dominic Roseland
                                        Dominic Roseland  6 hours back

                                        When news breaks, we fix it!

                                        • Travis Miller
                                          Travis Miller  6 hours back

                                          Congress ignores everything and everyone!

                                          • Koko Mmc
                                            Koko Mmc  6 hours back

                                            Insert 9/11 joke Grabs popcorn

                                            • Incredible World
                                              Incredible World  6 hours back

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                                              • Grace Seeley
                                                Grace Seeley  6 hours back

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

                                                • Alex
                                                  Alex  7 hours back

                                                  Jon Stewart can suck a fucking dick

                                                  • Pookie0504kb
                                                    Pookie0504kb  7 hours back

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

                                                    • Casey Jones
                                                      Casey Jones  8 hours back

                                                      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  8 hours back

                                                        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  8 hours back

                                                          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

                                                          • Erik Brinkhof
                                                            Erik Brinkhof  9 hours back

                                                            George Carlin would've been proud

                                                            • magesticmaniacc
                                                              magesticmaniacc  9 hours back

                                                              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  9 hours back

                                                                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  10 hours back

                                                                  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.

                                                                  • 19grand
                                                                    19grand  10 hours back

                                                                    How can they even be discussing this?

                                                                    • mynamebestname
                                                                      mynamebestname  10 hours back

                                                                      all the money was used on the memorial instead of the people?

                                                                      • Juan Escalante
                                                                        Juan Escalante  10 hours back

                                                                        Bravo John Stewart

                                                                        • Michael Davis
                                                                          Michael Davis  10 hours back

                                                                          congress is a shit show and it is a disgrace of an institution. I hope those fuckers dont get a wink of sleep. They don't deserve it for being so negligent.

                                                                          • phoenix ashes
                                                                            phoenix ashes  10 hours back

                                                                            Hey i'm with Jon . Was not a fan of his show but he's using his celeb status to do something positive instead of getting on stage and saying fuck Trump. Our military,firemen,police,medical professionals deserve more than they get but someone like AOC wants a raise.

                                                                            • Paul Mansfield
                                                                              Paul Mansfield  11 hours back

                                                                              2900 down votes? That's a lot of people who must be empty inside, devoid of humanity.

                                                                              • alvisc2002
                                                                                alvisc2002  14 hours back

                                                                                it's weird that Loui Anderson didn't say anything though

                                                                                • extrafreshhh
                                                                                  extrafreshhh  15 hours back

                                                                                  This healthcare issue, senates lack of response to pollution and climate change, this just fucking proves they don’t give a fuck about the people who they represent.

                                                                                  • pako joe
                                                                                    pako joe  16 hours back

                                                                                    Congress needs to be fired or displaced

                                                                                    • Oisin Stack
                                                                                      Oisin Stack  16 hours back

                                                                                      Insert 9/11 joke

                                                                                      *Grabs popcorn*

                                                                                      • jacksputrid
                                                                                        jacksputrid  17 hours back

                                                                                        Titles are meaningless, real leaders don't need titles they need actions. Jon Stewart is a man first and everything else after

                                                                                        • Tempting Fate
                                                                                          Tempting Fate  17 hours back

                                                                                          Hey look at that... I gave a CNN video a like. It took Jon Stewart yelling at congress to do it.

                                                                                          • Incredible World
                                                                                            Incredible World  20 hours back

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                                                                                            • lizardking02793
                                                                                              lizardking02793  20 hours back

                                                                                              Jon Stewart is quite the actor.

                                                                                              • Peege Clarke
                                                                                                Peege Clarke  20 hours back

                                                                                                Er.. running for pre..

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