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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  • EVERY CONGRESS PERSON ABSENT ANT THIS MEETING SHOULD BE VOTED OUT AND REPLACED!!! IN FACT WE NEED TO REPLACE ABOUT 80% OF THE CONGRESS! WE'LL HAVE TO DO IT TOGETHER. WHO'S WITH ME???

  • I wish he called them assholes at the end. Quit fucking around and get it done.

  • This is a disgusting failure ! How u treat these ppl like this ??

  • That was an incredible, passionate speech. Even angry, that was very well put and very true. Beautiful.

  • Maybe Congress will learn the next time something like that happens and first responders decide to stay home and protect their families instead. I can't imagine many people are going to think it's worth it in a country where "Never Forget" has been used to scare the populace for two decades but there's nothing of substance in it.

  • They did their job..after 18 years.. do yours!! Amen Jon well said sir I've laughed at you but..shit just got real well said

  • www.gofundme.com/f/911-nyc-firefighters-fund&rcid=r01-156072776267-e581a45af56e4a81&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

  • They have been about 18 years on the dole. How long is this suppose to go on? If they are handicapped from this, then there is other government programs to help. F' Stewart and his emotional thoughtless response.

  • God Bless Jon Stewart.

  • He's like one of those youtubers who records themselves giving money to homeless people. Shameless, I can't believe anyone buys his shtick.

  • Choked up? What the hell is wrong with you CNN!? They're fighting to save the lives they can in the little amount of time they have and all you focus on is how it was hard for him to convey an entire nation's anger and disgust with the disservice these men and women have stomached, you don't grasp the issue. The facts are what matter, and the fact here is this country has failed those that have saved it and if this is how we treat our saviours, how can we call ourselves human anymore?

  • Did you know 9/11 was just a controlled demolition of crumbling buildings, used as a chance to spread fear - to exalt the role of the government in the eyes of tax PAYERS? Watch our new video with numerous proofs: ruvideo.info/watch/KhMA_WJEm1U-video.html

  • Did you know 9/11 was just a controlled demolition of crumbling buildings, used as a chance to spread fear - to exalt the role of the government in the eyes of tax PAYERS? Watch our new video with numerous proofs: ruvideo.info/watch/KhMA_WJEm1U-video.html

  • There is a certain way whereby people justify their fallacies. Tolstoy On the Importance of the Upcoming Moral Revolution People, having gotten into a fallacy, accept it as an unquestionable axiom, unite this fallacy & all its effects into one notion & then ascribe to it a special, vague & mystical meaning. Tolstoy On the Importance of the Upcoming Moral Revolution Such notions are the Church, Science, Justice, the State, and Civilization. Tolstoy On the Importance of the Upcoming Moral Revolution

  • There is a certain way whereby people justify their fallacies. Tolstoy On the Importance of the Upcoming Moral Revolution People, having gotten into a fallacy, accept it as an unquestionable axiom, unite this fallacy & all its effects into one notion & then ascribe to it a special, vague & mystical meaning. Tolstoy On the Importance of the Upcoming Moral Revolution Such notions are the Church, Science, Justice, the State, and Civilization. Tolstoy On the Importance of the Upcoming Moral Revolution

  • "Comedian" ? well, I think that term may be a little too generous in this case. And I see people commenting here that Stewart is a "National Treasure". Get a fucking grip!!!! Vets have dealt with these issues for FAR longer and have suffered and been ignored just as much.

  • Politicians are voting to give themselves more money on top of their highly highly overpaid salaries but cant find money to pay for first responders medical needs. All of them are traitors to the USA and should burn for it.

  • Why do celebs (and I use that term loosely in this clown's case) think their opinion somehow means more than anyone elses. And why do so called news outlets give them the airtime. If this you or I, we aren't getting the chance to do this. Fox is horrible but the Clinton News Network is even worse..

  • Congress don't CARE .Cos we are just a number to THEM.

  • why does anyone care what this idiot says?????????

  • We live in an era where comedians talks about serious national issues and politicians seems like a joke..!! P.S : i aint even an american..

  • Fuck you Government

  • This is a disgusting failure ! How u treat these ppl like this ??

  • This is so messed up, the system is broken. Ty Jon for speaking up for them.

  • Jon Stewart is for the people ✊🏼 Dam this shit choked me up smh

  • You are a dumb motherbfucker. No one cares, lol.

  • they are literally sociopaths.

  • Good, Mr. Stewart showed them how dumb and lazy they can be.

  • I got a question And this might sound weird But y dnt we just look to the ones that made 9/11 happen and make them pay for the coverage of the ppl victimized by it Just a thought By all means if im wrong on this just explain y

  • Finally CNN using social media for something important...

  • This man is worth fighting for

  • Is not american. Is usa citizens. America is a a continent. Ignorant sucker.

  • Room #237 They’ll Never Remember!! They Keep on Pretending!!! 20/01 they’ll never remember, 9/11 they keep on pretending!!!

  • Subcommittee members, who were MIA?

  • anyone else thinks he's gearing up to get into politics cuz he has no other talent

  • The older I get the more I hate this country.

  • Jon Stewart is a complete asshole but he puts on a good show as being a self-righteous jackass. Jon is oh so white, ain't he? What a complete embarrassment for the human race. Jon is pissed off because Congress failed to show up for a washed-up has-been and a complete ball-less specimen of a man wannabe.

  • Why was he so mad at Dolly Parton? Leave her out of it!

  • So what happened did the bill pass?

  • If he wasn’t a liberal he would have been shut down in 2 minutes. But Thank You, John. Well said. I wish we could get back the 20 billion is cash Obama gave Iran.

  • SHAMLESS MAN SHAMELESS CONGRESS THEY ARENT THERE CASUE OF SHAME COWARD BASTARDS !

  • Trillions spent on killing children in the middle east and a few cents spent on the health of american heroes....

  • The funds for “The Wall” could cover all first responders’ needs. It is shameful that the government is run by people who only pay lip service to heroes when it suits them and not, like Mr Stewart so perfectly pointed out - when it matters. The potus should use his executive privilege to help these people out - he always toots his horn about being a New Yorker but again ... only when it suits him to look good or make money/power.

  • Only time in my life I've ever agreed with joh

  • This congressional response over the years shows the heart-wrenching brilliance of the 9/11 attackers. These congresspeople, sitting in their elevated chairs making excuses while solidifying their own futures are cowards driven by money, illustrating the success of terrorism on our country. I don't want you "serving" our country, you selfish people. Yet you hold the power, and will continue doing so. Fuck you all.

  • Truth hurts, amen jon

  • As of 6/16/2019 - 2.9K thumbs down. Probably 100% Republican Trump supporters. Shame on you!

  • Who the fuck dislikes this video?!

  • Is that louie Anderson?

  • America’s true colours 👏🏼

  • Why congress does not want to release funds to help them? its because if they do, it will reopen conversations about what happen on 911 , what cause this to happen, what causes those who was police and fire department to get cancer RESEARCH . This opens up investigations and funds for it and pointing out who was the cause of this event what happen, what cause these men to get sick. This open up also discussions that the US government had information of this event was going to take place and why they did do anything to prevent it. So the US government wants to close the doors to these things, and this is why they do not want to give these brave men and women who went to help those at the twin towers these fund and help. To cover up US and President George Bush Jr actions and knowledge they had before 911 of this event and why they allowed it to happen....

  • Dear John Stewart..... I totally understand you and what you're fighting for.....and the facts in my eyes were right in front of you ....our government doesn't really care about its people and what we do for them....and I feel that it is a huge hypocrisy that Congress won't give us the time of day to do for it's people what it's people need.....they take enough time to start wars and fund its own self imposed drug wars.....this is a fine example of what our government has finally come to...

  • Im not a big fan of John Stewart. But Damm, he is spot on. Impressive. And these Damm worthless Congress asses, want to vote in a 4000 dollar raise for themselves.

  • them are total pieces of shit & anti-American scum.

  • What's wrong with you Congress and senators take care of your own it's a shame that the United States don't take care of their veterans or the emergency workers or the 9/11 get with the program use some of that money for a good cause. CNN BuzzFeed.

  • This continuous debate about health care is sickening in my European eyes (Dutch). It's not just about 9/11, it's all about RESPECT for the population, it's about civilisation and doing what's right. Shame on you, USA, shame shame shame.

  • Where did all the 9/11 fund go? Who was responsible for it?

  • guarantee everyone who showed up for congress was only there cause its jon stewart. shameful system 😑

  • As a Swedish guy with "free healthcare" i can't help but think you might be duped whenever an American politician or lobbyist calls our system a communist like one...

  • Actors gonna act!!!!

  • What’s that a Jew.🧐🧐🧐

  • The title sasy alot about CNN

  • This was fantastic. The next Super Bowl halftime show should just be Jon Stewart humiliating Congress for 30 minutes.

  • Stop welfare , services for illegals , worthless programs, foreign aide, wars, paying for Congress perks, subsidies on and on and on. There is plenty of money to help those who really need it

  • theyll hold the ordinary men accountable but not themselves

  • When a man who spent most of his life doing comedy takes issues like these more seriously than those elected to represent the people, you know your system has failed you.

  • GET IN THEY ASS JS!!!!!

  • As long as you CNN hacks realise that you are part of the villains in this story. Every time a sincere, good person states that universal health care is an absolute necessity, you evil clowns ask "how are you going to pay for it though lol", but never ask this when twenty times as much money goes to killing brown people all over the planet. You are part of the rank hypocrisy. realise this.

  • taken seriously, he spawned a chain of shows which dumbed down political discourse, and made it toxic.

  • I do not see why this is even a question smh

  • I 'm reading all the comments. There is a lot of indignation, rightly so. Rather than raging here on youtube, please stop being lazy like most citizens in our country. Instead participate in our government.

  • It’s too bad that I thumbs up this video and cnn gets the benefit. Not the fucking struggling and sick individuals that were the heroes of that day. But the horrid and evil corporation that keeps us ignorant and apathetic. Jon Stewart is showing us what it means to be human. Fucking wake up cnn. Wake up congress!!!! You are destroying the planet and humanity along with it.

  • Thank you John!

  • almost all the empty seats were those of Republican Congressman.... notice scumbags like Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Steve King, Devin Nunes.... NO WHERE TO BE SEEN. all of them are total pieces of shit & anti-American scum.

  • The media is forced to cover this, because a mega star finally brought this to light. This has been an ongoing fight since 9/11. To quote the late great George Carlin “the government doesn’t give a fuck about you. It simply doesn’t give a fuck”.

  • John Stewart for President of the United States.

  • Our American Congress is a disgrace, just like our president, and just like the Democratic and Republican parties as a whole. Can we come together as AMERICANS again and not against each other?

  • Tfw the comedian is the smartest one in the room 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • No more illegal offensive wars

  • Really USA its 2019 and you still dont have a decent health care....

    • It’s great healthcare the problem is govt is in the way

  • 18yrs too late

  • it's like Dad was speaking to that kid who's playing with his future

  • Does anyone know why Jon was at the hearing in the first place? Absolutely no hate, I love Jon and I love this speech but I'm genuinely curious why he was the one to speak up about this

  • Punk rock

  • YES

  • They said the healthcare for the responders was a “New York” issue, by that logic I suppose 9/11 was a New York tragedy but not a American tragedy or world tragedy.

  • Meanwhile AOC is telling us why each congressperson deserves a pay raise so they won't be tempted to turn to corruption. They can't live off 178k a year, they need more but screw these people who gave all to serve and protect. These garbage humans cant even show up to their job and listen to suffering American heroes. Anyone who supports her or this type of thinking is evil.

    • The GOP were first to table this bill.

  • This government spends billions of our taxpayer money on wars and weapons, Trump's family, but we can't have normal medical coverage. You end up in emergency and they bill you with $1,5K to pay. WTF. The most shittiest corrupt medical mafia system.

    • @Pueri Demus STFU, Trump is the biggest problem of our country right now. The insane immature clown-criminal.

    • Just couldn’t help yourself by mentioning trump as if he’s the problem. Stop crying already

  • The man who started the trend of "comedy" news, which became more and more dishonest as they grew in cultural influence, tools of woke capital, this man is no longer to be taken seriously, he spawned a chain of shows which dumbed down political discourse, and made it toxic.

  • God damn Jon Stewart. You’re the man.

  • I wish I could like this video a thousand times, and then a thousands times more. It shocks me in the worst way that this mans words could garner nearly 3,000 dislikes. How can anyone, republican or democrat, liberal or conservative, dislike this mans message?! I myself do not make much financially, but I would willingly give up 2, 5 even 10 percent of my net income to help these men and women. I love this country and firmly believe a million others would do the same in a heartbeat. So why can't we take care of these heroes?.... Set the bullshit aside and do what is right for Gods sake!

  • “Congress passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in 2010, over opposition from some Republicans who balked at its $7 billion price tag. The act was reauthorized in 2015 for 90 years. But a portion of the law - the Victim Compensation Fund - was only funded for five years, through the end of 2020. The fund aimed to provide necessary financial support for the thousands who suffered serious medical issues, including a spate of cancer diagnoses, after the 2001 attacks.” “I can't help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is ... a filled room of 9/11 first responders and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one ... shameful," said Stewart at the outset of his remarks. A little over half of the 14-member subcommittee members were present, mostly Democrats.”

  • I wonder who are those that gave nearly 3k thumbs down to this truthful and insightful talk...I call them traitors and self serving degenerates, hang em all and hang em high. Our forefathers are rolling in their graves whose concern was for the well being our nation and it's citizens.

  • This is the best you guys have ONE JOB speech I have ever heard.

  • This is a fake man guilty in death of first responders with a lot more power to help than he does. These bastards coordinate who to hand the next election to. ruvideo.info/watch/xNTrp90Y7EQ-video.html

  • Bullshit shtick of a fake man acting an even faker act. There is evidence that suggests liberals and republicans hand elections to each other. Which suggests an stage and comedian show clowns Cooperate; they never give it away it ends wars at least instantly lives lost every minute they keep quiet. Jon Stewart has blood on his hands and more power than this fake TV clowning he does. ruvideo.info/watch/xNTrp90Y7EQ-video.html

  • It’s funny how Jon Stewart makes a living off of making political jokes, yet deeply loves America and everything she stands for with all his heart. I wonder if the jokes he makes secretly hurts him, like laughing the pain away and find happiness by joking about a serious situation. He’s like the clown pagliacci

  • You run for president of my country sir.. (India)

  • Was this a frickin movie outtake? Stewart is a masterful spokesman.

  • By denying these heroes health care, they're basically finishing the job for the terrorists.