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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  • Paris Sitochi
    Paris Sitochi  18 minutes back

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

    • kentonwill
      kentonwill  27 minutes back

      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

      • misfitjoe12
        misfitjoe12  28 minutes back

        Punk rock

        • Ethan G.
          Ethan G.  33 minutes back


          • Brian M
            Brian M  52 minutes back

            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.

            • Jackson Jett
              Jackson Jett  1 hours back

              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.

              • fitzy098
                fitzy098  18 minutes back

                The GOP were first to table this bill.

            • M L
              M L  1 hours back

              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.

              • francis chow
                francis chow  1 hours back

                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.

                • Dom W
                  Dom W  2 hours back

                  God damn Jon Stewart. You’re the man.

                  • Russell Nunez
                    Russell Nunez  2 hours back

                    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!

                    • Risa Nicola
                      Risa Nicola  2 hours back

                      “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.”

                      • TropiCool
                        TropiCool  2 hours back

                        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.

                        • demine100018
                          demine100018  2 hours back

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

                          • chiefersis
                            chiefersis  2 hours back

                            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.

                            • chiefersis
                              chiefersis  2 hours back

                              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.

                              • David WhatsThatAbout
                                David WhatsThatAbout  2 hours back

                                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

                                • Priyanka Jain
                                  Priyanka Jain  3 hours back

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

                                  • Carlton
                                    Carlton  3 hours back

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

                                    • LapinBeau
                                      LapinBeau  3 hours back

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

                                      • MrAcerulez
                                        MrAcerulez  3 hours back

                                        Why doesn’t this have like, 100m more views?

                                        • Cicci Wan Kenobi
                                          Cicci Wan Kenobi  3 hours back

                                          That is the most powerful,sincere and long overdue speeches that I’ve seen in a long long time. Thank you to John Stewart and to all first responders and those who protect us all.

                                          • Bulletsmichael
                                            Bulletsmichael  3 hours back

                                            The government is suppose to serve the people and we're now begging our government to serve the people... Not just ordinary people, fucking heroes, who risked their lives and still pay the price daily.

                                            • deoo iopg
                                              deoo iopg  3 hours back

                                              I lI love how specific members of congress asking for a raise didn't even bother to show up. What pieces of fucking shit, you don't deserve the money you make now.ove how specific members of congress asking for a raise didn't even bother to show up. What pieces of fucking shit, you don't deserve the money you make now.

                                              • Justin Williams
                                                Justin Williams  3 hours back

                                                He needs to be the President.

                                                • Kausar Khan
                                                  Kausar Khan  3 hours back

                                                  Great job John Stewart tell them losers!

                                                  • Anuj Kapoor
                                                    Anuj Kapoor  4 hours back

                                                    I have never seen someone this fearless and honest to a cause like John Stewart. Salute to him and salute to all those first responders and fire fighters.

                                                    • patrickkelly3
                                                      patrickkelly3  4 hours back

                                                      it is unbelievably shameful for so many committee members to be absent on that day!

                                                      • patrickkelly3
                                                        patrickkelly3  4 hours back

                                                        9/11 first responders deserve better. you want a half cent more of my income for taxes to help them after all that they have done?????? fine by me! shame on you Congress for not listening to what is right!

                                                        • David Lee
                                                          David Lee  4 hours back

                                                          One of the comments i read said they should have free health care for the rest of their lives and that this shouldn't even be up for discussion. I couldn't have said it better myself and it makes me sick to know these men and women literally gave their lives and much more to be denied such basic human rights. This is absolutely pathetic, appalling and shameful.

                                                          • abc64pan
                                                            abc64pan  4 hours back

                                                            Americans don't matter anymore, only illegals.

                                                            • WaxestLowa732 R
                                                              WaxestLowa732 R  4 hours back


                                                              • Jonathan Rivera
                                                                Jonathan Rivera  4 hours back

                                                                Jon Stewart should absolutely, unequivocally and officially be awarded the congressional medal of honor for this!! I mean, My god sir, A true champion amongst the entirety of our species.

                                                                • bigyanjit huidrom
                                                                  bigyanjit huidrom  5 hours back

                                                                  US government sucks

                                                                  • NoLongerHuman13
                                                                    NoLongerHuman13  5 hours back

                                                                    The NEW BEST QUOTE of 2019 “ Al Qaeda didn’t yell DEATH to TriBeCa “

                                                                    • NoLongerHuman13
                                                                      NoLongerHuman13  5 hours back

                                                                      I’ve watched this about 10 times. It’s rare to see a REAL individual these days. But it’s fair to say that Jon is as real as they come when it comes to this issue. 💯✅🎯⚔️⏰⚖️

                                                                      • Arbi
                                                                        Arbi  5 hours back

                                                                        All the absent people need to be fired and never be allowed for any public office ever again.

                                                                        • Nathan Scott
                                                                          Nathan Scott  5 hours back

                                                                          You go John

                                                                          • Lisa Dondlinger
                                                                            Lisa Dondlinger  5 hours back

                                                                            A- f%*cking -MEN!!!

                                                                            • William Faidley
                                                                              William Faidley  5 hours back

                                                                              This is possibly the greatest speech that has ever been made. I forget that Mr. Stewart was fighting for this cause. This man was one of my favorite comedians, and now I think he is my favorite activist.

                                                                              • armygringo
                                                                                armygringo  5 hours back

                                                                                This man is a legend. I fucking love this guy! Always enjoyed watching him on the Daily Show. And not even for the crude juvenile jokes, but for his courage, integrity, clarity, and authenticity. I can just tell that he is a genuine, kind man who really cares.

                                                                                Wish I could meet him someday and shake his hand. I'd vote for him if he ran for President - that's how highly I think of this guy. (And I don't throw words around.)

                                                                                • Has1b
                                                                                  Has1b  6 hours back

                                                                                  They give $11 billion a year in funding/loans to Israel and can't take care of their only hero's. disgusting.

                                                                                  • joesph kennedy
                                                                                    joesph kennedy  6 hours back

                                                                                    Hummm martin luther king asked for fairness among all races , African Americans still havent recieved anything , this nation is shit

                                                                                    • Katelynn Pearce
                                                                                      Katelynn Pearce  6 hours back

                                                                                      I love how specific members of congress asking for a raise didn't even bother to show up. What pieces of fucking shit, you don't deserve the money you make now.

                                                                                      • American Patriot Who Hates Trump

                                                                                        Republicans are fucking pieces of shit

                                                                                        • Vitjusha
                                                                                          Vitjusha  6 hours back

                                                                                          We are living in historical times

                                                                                          • Dave Or
                                                                                            Dave Or  6 hours back

                                                                                            Jesus man.. Jesus

                                                                                            • megadeth
                                                                                              megadeth  7 hours back

                                                                                              lmao he should yell at bush cause he's the one who did 9/11 stop fooling yourselves America

                                                                                              • Fusspilzsammler aus Leidenschaft

                                                                                                Why is Jon Stewart necessary to make congress function?