Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

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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  • Nadhiya Nâtaline

    Nadhiya Nâtaline

    Vor 13 Stunden

    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

  • Elle E

    Elle E

    Vor 14 Stunden

    9/11 was an inside job



    Vor 16 Stunden

    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.

  • Robert Biondo

    Robert Biondo

    Vor Tag

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

  • al Mamlūk

    al Mamlūk

    Vor Tag

    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

  • Al b

    Al b

    Vor Tag

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

  • Paweł Skotnica

    Paweł Skotnica

    Vor 2 Tage

    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.

  • Jason Avila

    Jason Avila

    Vor 2 Tage


  • Kevin Alonso

    Kevin Alonso

    Vor 3 Tage

    Man I miss seeing him on the air, anyway medicare for all would solve this as well (still congress is a joke).

  • Okie Rider

    Okie Rider

    Vor 3 Tage

    Fuck Congress. I'm now an Independent voter. Both parties are full of shit and lie to our faces only to get a vote.

  • Emilie Beth

    Emilie Beth

    Vor 3 Tage

    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


    Vor 4 Tage

    They are heros, they deserve living Good.

  • Hamelin HU

    Hamelin HU

    Vor 4 Tage

    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

    Vor 4 Tage

    Who voted these congressmen into the offfice?

  • Eden Rome

    Eden Rome

    Vor 4 Tage

    Americans watching HBO's Chernobyl wanna pretend like Russia & America are different. #CongressIsAJoke #OurGovernmentIsTheDisaster #PoliticiansAreLiarsAndThieves

  • Grace Marie

    Grace Marie

    Vor 4 Tage

    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

    Vor 4 Tage

    A-fucking-men to that, John!

  • Red Can'T Lose

    Red Can'T Lose

    Vor 5 Tage

    Beautiful absolutely beautiful . 👏

  • uKnow


    Vor 5 Tage

    LV you Jon Stewarrt

  • jeremy sella

    jeremy sella

    Vor 5 Tage

    Stewart for Prez.

  • John Douglas Racing Video

    John Douglas Racing Video

    Vor 5 Tage

    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

    Vor 5 Tage

    Jon Stewart is a wonderful human being and he puts most of us to shame.

  • Christopher Bello

    Christopher Bello

    Vor 5 Tage

    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


    Vor 6 Tage

    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

    Vor 6 Tage

    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


    Vor 6 Tage

    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

    Vor 6 Tage

    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

    Vor 6 Tage

    Damn I can't even tell the difference between Chernobyl and this. Good job USA.

  • putchini


    Vor 6 Tage

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

  • Jesse Gros

    Jesse Gros

    Vor 7 Tage

    Damn good JS!!!

  • Carlos Rix

    Carlos Rix

    Vor 7 Tage => A Red Cross Chaplain says how he felt being there.

  • Vicente Azevedo

    Vicente Azevedo

    Vor 7 Tage

  • Geof Ingram

    Geof Ingram

    Vor 7 Tage

    The things you do for oil and justify war

  • mark price

    mark price

    Vor 7 Tage

    Where did the $7.5 billion go Jon? Why not direct your anger there instead of shaming congress?

  • Lanuiiohu Sukikiya

    Lanuiiohu Sukikiya

    Vor 7 Tage

    This is why I hate POLITICIANS

  • Starfleet Captain

    Starfleet Captain

    Vor 7 Tage

    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


    Vor 7 Tage

    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

    Vor 7 Tage

    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


    Vor 7 Tage


  • thefallen83


    Vor 7 Tage

    Stewart 2020?

  • Dusty Showbiz

    Dusty Showbiz

    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

    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


    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 7 Tage

    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


    Vor 8 Tage

    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


    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

    Who the hell down votes this video? What is wrong with you? Worthless bastards!

  • Starfleet Captain

    Starfleet Captain

    Vor 7 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

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

  • Calum John Roberts

    Calum John Roberts

    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

    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


    Vor 8 Tage

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

  • John K

    John K

    Vor 8 Tage

    Jon Stewart for president.

  • Koko Ya

    Koko Ya

    Vor 8 Tage

    Reminds me of Tyrion

  • Nyx


    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

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

  • Laquinton Wagner

    Laquinton Wagner

    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

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

  • Michael O

    Michael O

    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

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

  • 徐彪


    Vor 9 Tage

    Heartbreaking for the warriors.

  • Seretse Mompei

    Seretse Mompei

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 8 Tage

    @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


    Vor 8 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

    How this video has downvotes is beyond me.

  • Rik Mukherjee

    Rik Mukherjee

    Vor 9 Tage

    Like if Jon is totally one of the best people alive

  • Mathew Richardson

    Mathew Richardson

    Vor 9 Tage

    Dude was like a lion

  • Qarymee Presents

    Qarymee Presents

    Vor 9 Tage

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

  • NGC 660

    NGC 660

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

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

  • booby scoo

    booby scoo

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

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

  • Qwerty Metastin

    Qwerty Metastin

    Vor 9 Tage

    Reminds me of Tyrion

  • Ajith Inguva

    Ajith Inguva

    Vor 9 Tage

    Shameful I am so sorry for America

  • Angel Aponte

    Angel Aponte

    Vor 9 Tage

    Imagine someone having a reason to dislike this video

  • Richie Demo

    Richie Demo

    Vor 9 Tage

    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


    Vor 9 Tage

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

  • Miguel Mathewson

    Miguel Mathewson

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

    Incredible dysfunction

  • Jeff Li

    Jeff Li

    Vor 9 Tage

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

  • algore lier

    algore lier

    Vor 9 Tage

    Virtue signler!!

  • algore lier

    algore lier

    Vor 9 Tage

    Fake outrage

  • Zacharias 220

    Zacharias 220

    Vor 9 Tage

    You are both simply fucking idiots

  • Corkfish1


    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

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

  • StockyPhilB


    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

    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


    Vor 9 Tage

    Just ruuuuuuuuuuun!

  • Stacy boulderdash

    Stacy boulderdash

    Vor 9 Tage

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

  • Waimea Ohana

    Waimea Ohana

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

    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


    Vor 9 Tage he was there.

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    Vor 9 Tage

    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

    Vor 9 Tage

    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


    Vor 9 Tage

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

  • ben beech

    ben beech

    Vor 9 Tage

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

  • Dominic Roseland

    Dominic Roseland

    Vor 9 Tage

    When news breaks, we fix it!

  • Travis Miller

    Travis Miller

    Vor 9 Tage

    Congress ignores everything and everyone!

  • Koko Mmc

    Koko Mmc

    Vor 9 Tage

    Insert 9/11 joke Grabs popcorn

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    Incredible World

    Vor 9 Tage

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