Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

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  • Published on:  6/11/2019
  • 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. #CNN#News
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  • Dwayne Pinkney
    Dwayne Pinkney 2 months ago+4164

    Jon Stewart might be the comedian, but Congress is the joke.

  • Gatecrasher
    Gatecrasher 2 months ago+1158

    "18 years later, do yours." Damn, i got chills.

  • Smoove J
    Smoove J 2 months ago+301

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

  • Noah Puffenbarger
    Noah Puffenbarger 2 months ago+776

    That closing statement was so powerful it sent chills down my spine. God damn I love Jon Stewart.

  • Lauraine Garten
    Lauraine Garten 2 months ago+248

    Jon Stewart is a perfect example of a person who has a voice using it for the betterment of others. Much respect for a good and decent man.

  • Dewy Wannamaker
    Dewy Wannamaker 2 months ago+2100

    When a non-partisan issue, that is supported by more than 90% of the American public, can't be resolved in 18 years: the system is truly broken.

  • Max Power
    Max Power 1 months ago+117

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

  • Charles Brooks
    Charles Brooks 2 months ago+184

    Government officials should be fired and replaced if they continuously fail to show up to their jobs as ANY other citizen would.
    I agree with Jon Stewart here. He’s not 100% correct, he’s 1000% correct. 9/11 first responders are heroes and the nation owes them the world.

  • deamian65
    deamian65 2 months ago+126

    First responders: Extraordinary people who did what they did because they care about people MORE than their job. and Politicians: People who are afraid to do anything because they care more about their job than our people.

  • Bender Rodriguez
    Bender Rodriguez 2 months ago+316

    The 2.8K down votes are all Congress, lobbyists, or health insurance workers

  • Jamin Schmitt
    Jamin Schmitt 2 months ago+109

    We need term limits for Congress and the Senate.

  • Kathleen Hanna Wannabe
    Kathleen Hanna Wannabe 2 months ago+82

    imagine if these people didn't have an advocate as articulate and moving as Jon Stewart. Imagine all the other people who don't.

  • Jaden Rhodes
    Jaden Rhodes 2 months ago+197

    Definitely the BEST 9 minutes I've ever spent on social media! ~♥~

  • Nunya Biznass
    Nunya Biznass 2 months ago+180

    Isn't this what most Veterans go through as well?
    For the rest of your lives you'll spend fighting to live.
    Just wrong
    What has happened to America?

  • thorer
    thorer 2 months ago+3443

    I don't care what political party you go for. This man is 100% American fighting for Americans.

  • Justin Skaggs
    Justin Skaggs 2 months ago+59

    I think congress forgets too easily that a plane was headed for the Capitol on 9/11 and they were in session...

  • NoLongerHuman13
    NoLongerHuman13 2 months ago+124

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

  • david81998
    david81998 2 months ago+77

    Respect is earned, not bought. Jon Stewart has earned it 100x over—what a man.

  • Max Power
    Max Power 2 months ago+45

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

  • Ranger Status
    Ranger Status 2 months ago+1179

    Regardless of your political disposition, this is the stuff that matters