Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

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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  • 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.

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

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

  • 9/11 really

  • nothing but respect for this men.

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

  • the absolute state of the "land of the free"

  • Stewart on Clown News Network perfect match

  • 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.

  • 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!!!!

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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!

  • John Stewart for President 2020!

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • 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??

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

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

  • 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

  • Jon Stewart for president FOR REAL!!

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • At least now funding is guaranteed until 2090!

  • one of the best speaches ever. God bless you Sir

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

  • 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.

  • We need more people like this in the world

  • I love Jon Stewart ♥️♥️

  • "Comedian" should be dropped from his title.

  • Stewart 2024

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

  • I've cried every time I've watched this

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

  • 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

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

  • Jon Stewart for president

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

  • 2.9k thumbs down. Are you friggin' serious?

  • 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.

  • i'd vote for Stewart in a heart beat

  • John Stewart is the F'N MAN!!!

  • “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.

  • 👏👏👏🙏🙏😪😪

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

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

  • God bless you jon

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 !

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • JOHN STEWART FOR PRESIDENT

    • Joseph Logue joeshph Lo.ge for. Presendit

  • 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

  • Jon Stewart for president!

  • 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.

  • dudes got acting chops

  • 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.

  • Well said Jon

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

  • 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!

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

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

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

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

    • @049 Abject testament Violent right wing fascists strike again.

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

    • 049 Abject testament then who has failed this country?

    • @RahYutKill Who runs the White House?

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 9/11 was an inside job

  • 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.

  • Life is not fair we all have problems. Government is not the answer.

  • Jon Stewart is the kind of American I respect. If more Americans were like him, I suspect I wouldn't have as much distrust for America as I do

  • Have ever notice the thumbs up and thumbes down on youtube of what is right an wrong? Mostly these days , this is the vote.lol

  • He has every right to be angry, only a leftist wouldn't be, they'd fake victimhood. All while Cortez, the dumb bitch, wants a raise for sitting on her ass and tweeting all day long.

  • Shamefull