Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, June 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 +4157

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

  • Gatecrasher
    Gatecrasher  2 months ago +1154

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

  • Noah Puffenbarger
    Noah Puffenbarger  2 months ago +774

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

  • Smoove J
    Smoove J  2 months ago +297

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

  • Max Power
    Max Power  1 months ago +114

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

  • thorer
    thorer  2 months ago +3440

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

  • Charles Brooks
    Charles Brooks  2 months ago +182

    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.

  • Lauraine Garten
    Lauraine Garten  2 months ago +246

    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.

  • Jamin Schmitt
    Jamin Schmitt  2 months ago +108

    We need term limits for Congress and the Senate.

  • Bender Rodriguez
    Bender Rodriguez  2 months ago +315

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

  • Dewy Wannamaker
    Dewy Wannamaker  2 months ago +2097

    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.

  • 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.

  • Kathleen Hanna Wannabe
    Kathleen Hanna Wannabe  2 months ago +80

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

  • 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?

  • Jaden Rhodes
    Jaden Rhodes  2 months ago +197

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

  • Justin Skaggs
    Justin Skaggs  2 months ago +57

    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 +123

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

  • Max Power
    Max Power  2 months ago +42

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

  • david81998
    david81998  2 months ago +77

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

  • Nevermore
    Nevermore  2 months ago +2538

    They should all have free healthcare for the rest of their lives.
    This shouldn't even be a discussion.