Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress


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  • Dusty Showbiz
    Dusty Showbiz  2 hours back

    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  4 hours back

      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
        kreek22  5 hours back

        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.

        • hostyle0
          hostyle0  6 hours back

          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
            AKAT1980  8 hours back

            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  9 hours back

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

              • SHEILA Miller
                SHEILA Miller  11 hours back

                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  14 hours back

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

                  • Calum John Roberts
                    Calum John Roberts  15 hours back

                    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  16 hours back

                      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  17 hours back

                        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
                          mtowndown0  18 hours back

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

                          • John K
                            John K  18 hours back

                            Jon Stewart for president.

                            • Koko Ya
                              Koko Ya  19 hours back

                              Reminds me of Tyrion

                              • Nyx
                                Nyx  19 hours back

                                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  19 hours back

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

                                  • Laquinton Wagner
                                    Laquinton Wagner  19 hours back

                                    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  20 hours back

                                      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  20 hours back

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

                                        • Michael O
                                          Michael O  20 hours back

                                          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  21 hours back

                                            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  21 hours back

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

                                              • 徐彪
                                                徐彪  21 hours back

                                                Heartbreaking for the warriors.

                                                • Seretse Mompei
                                                  Seretse Mompei  22 hours back

                                                  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  23 hours back

                                                    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  18 hours back

                                                      @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
                                                      thesilverfish5  20 hours back

                                                      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  24 hours back

                                                    How this video has downvotes is beyond me.

                                                    • Xickboy
                                                      Xickboy  1 days back

                                                      Like if Jon is totally one of the best people alive

                                                      • Mathew Richardson
                                                        Mathew Richardson  1 days back

                                                        Dude was like a lion

                                                        • Qarymee Presents
                                                          Qarymee Presents  1 days back

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

                                                          • NGC 660
                                                            NGC 660  1 days back

                                                            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  1 days back

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

                                                              • booby scoo
                                                                booby scoo  1 days back

                                                                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  1 days back

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

                                                                  • Qwerty Metastin
                                                                    Qwerty Metastin  1 days back

                                                                    Reminds me of Tyrion

                                                                    • Ajith Inguva
                                                                      Ajith Inguva  1 days back

                                                                      Shameful I am so sorry for America

                                                                      • Angel Aponte
                                                                        Angel Aponte  1 days back

                                                                        Imagine someone having a reason to dislike this video

                                                                        • Richie Demo
                                                                          Richie Demo  1 days back

                                                                          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
                                                                            OneBigBugga  1 days back

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

                                                                            • Miguel Mathewson
                                                                              Miguel Mathewson  1 days back

                                                                              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  1 days back

                                                                                Incredible dysfunction

                                                                                • Jeff Li
                                                                                  Jeff Li  1 days back

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

                                                                                  • algore lier
                                                                                    algore lier  1 days back

                                                                                    Virtue signler!!

                                                                                    • algore lier
                                                                                      algore lier  1 days back

                                                                                      Fake outrage

                                                                                      • Zacharias 220
                                                                                        Zacharias 220  1 days back

                                                                                        You are both simply fucking idiots

                                                                                      • Corkfish1
                                                                                        Corkfish1  1 days back

                                                                                        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  1 days back

                                                                                      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  1 days back

                                                                                        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  1 days back

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

                                                                                          • StockyPhilB
                                                                                            StockyPhilB  1 days back

                                                                                            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  1 days back

                                                                                              John Stewart for president please let that happen, this world needs this man, we Americans need this man to help better our country ASAP