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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  • Thomas Boeve
    Thomas Boeve

    CNN this is a disgusting title. The whole point of this speech was not about Jon Stewart. It's about the men and women he is representing. Those who are being wronged. Don't be so vile as to erase these people like congress is doing. Shameless sensationalism.

    2 giorni fa
  • Absolutely Nothing
    Absolutely Nothing

    "We don't know what's gonna happen in 5 years" 2020: *evil laughter*

    5 giorni fa
  • John Stewart
    John Stewart

    If I become a history teacher I’m 100% using this to describe the feelings of distrust in the American people over the state of congress ever since Bush

    10 giorni fa
  • Mark James Meli
    Mark James Meli


    12 giorni fa
  • Danii Decay
    Danii Decay

    He’s entirely correct. These people should have recieved the BEST medical care for the rest of their lives, and it’s a fucking embarrassment that he had to say all of this.

    21 giorno fa
  • Punky Brat
    Punky Brat

    I've said it 100 times....Jon Stewart for President of the United States of America. Want to drain the swamp for real?? That's the guy. Want to hold congress and the senate accountable?? He's the man. Want the end of nepotism and elitism once and for all in this country he's the guy. He is what our nation needs to be strong again without arrogance. Strength in unity and justice. Wish he would just stand up and take about 8 years for the our President.

    24 giorni fa
  • cuki-Face

    One of the greatest speeches given on the floor. Remember. Otherwise be a sheep and fool. "This should be flipped". No truer words spoken.

    27 giorni fa
  • Scott Godfrey
    Scott Godfrey

    They should have done this BEFORE the pandemic

    Mese fa
  • raven johnson
    raven johnson

    Ive watched this a few never gets old.

    Mese fa
  • Lsone350

    I'm late to see this but I find myself with more time on my hands recently.... God damn, for real why was this ever a question, all the money this country pisses away and they deliberated this, absolutely despicable, on top of that half don't even show up, I don't care what side of the line you fall on wtf are we doing letting these people be our representatives? How could you ever even question not taking care of first responders. I'm an a American and this is not my country, we stand for nothing to even question this, a go fund me would have a better response time, I'm sick to my stomach

    Mese fa
  • Kiko Jones
    Kiko Jones

    Those who gave this video a thumbs down are nothing but a pure disgrace.

    Mese fa
  • Savy Yancy
    Savy Yancy

    Bro, forget your political views and give this man his props. THIS IS NOT A PARTISAN ISSUE!!! These first responding HEROES should be taken care of because they took care of us!!!! Congress makes me so sick sometimes

    Mese fa
  • Chocolatetown Forever
    Chocolatetown Forever

    One thing is for sure. Jon Stewart will NEVER receive a speeding ticket in NYC.

    Mese fa
  • Steven Humphrey
    Steven Humphrey

    Thank you, Jon Stewart.

    Mese fa
  • Stephen Hargrave
    Stephen Hargrave

    So this is where they have been hiding john stewart. The new propaganda machine doesnt like John stewart very much. They like ripping off HIS platform the Daily Show with petty South African propaganda otherwise known as Trevor Noah and ArkAngel. You get that? Trevor NOAH of ARKANGEL? Thats some obsession with apocalypse to give your company and stage name.They like manipulating the "stars" HIS format produced to serve their interest; memes doritos game of thrones, the new nikes and a happy meal contentedness of yuppie apathy, ie Colbert. But the man himself they have buried deep down in the American Psyche

    Mese fa
  • Stephen Hargrave
    Stephen Hargrave

    Is anybody surprised that the country who massacred its own poor starving ww1 veterans hasn't changed

    Mese fa
  • Defer

    The committee members who were missing are Eric Swalwell (CA), Madeleine Dean (PA), Sylvia Garcia (TX), Veronica Escobar (TX), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX), Jim Jordan (OH), Guy Reschenthaler (PA), Ben Cline (VA) and Kelly Armstrong (ND). Let's make sure these scumbags never hold elected office again in this country.

    Mese fa
  • AA M
    AA M

    "Shameful." Yes, Sir. This should be played at the beginning of every session of Congress.

    2 mesi fa
  • Youtube Bot
    Youtube Bot


    2 mesi fa
  • Red Dog
    Red Dog

    TL;DW: John Stewart says fuck you to Congress in the most elegant way possible

    2 mesi fa
  • Benny Amelo
    Benny Amelo

    The only video I'll like from CNN

    2 mesi fa
  • Titanic 86
    Titanic 86

    Jon Stewart is not just a Comedian, He is a patriot! God Bless him!

    3 mesi fa
  • Doctor F
    Doctor F

    Those people are true heroes and John is a champion of justice

    3 mesi fa
  • spacededman

    If he’d run for president I’d vote for him

    3 mesi fa
  • BrokenWolf1990

    I applaud Jon Stewart for not yelling at any point during this speech.

    3 mesi fa
  • Justin Legault
    Justin Legault

    One of the most important personalities of our time

    3 mesi fa
  • Edon Stewart
    Edon Stewart

    Such a fighter

    3 mesi fa
  • 61 Kennedy
    61 Kennedy

    Fuck all democrats Have a nice day. 🙏😀

    3 mesi fa
  • Ryuuijin

    The sad thing is: Mitch still tried to block this after the testimony. Goes to show you how much the GOP cares about the America they claim to love so much.

    3 mesi fa
  • Jack Medlock
    Jack Medlock

    It should be against the law to stick one bill into another bill. That’s what prevents our country from moving forward.

    3 mesi fa
  • Jack Medlock
    Jack Medlock

    “There is not an empty chair on that stage that didn’t tweet out ‘never forget the heroes of 9/11. Never forget their bravery. Never forget what they did- what they gave to this country.’ Well here they are. And where are they?” - Jon Stewart

    3 mesi fa
  • Mike Orndorff
    Mike Orndorff

    AMEN Brother!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 mesi fa
  • David Pietarila
    David Pietarila

    If you set aside this speech, John Stewart is pretty far left and about half the country really isn’t going to like him all that much... and yet he still had better numbers than congress! When a guy that half the country doesn’t agree with yanks down your pants and publicly spanks and humiliates you, in your own house, and gets a standing ovation from both sides of the country... you pretty much suck.

    4 mesi fa
  • Desi and Cody
    Desi and Cody

    What a bunch of spineless wastes of sperm and egg. I miss John Stewart. He is the only thing that got me through 9/11 and the anxiety that came for the years to follow.

    4 mesi fa
  • Bryan Wong
    Bryan Wong

    911 1st responder invention that will assist the victims

    4 mesi fa
  • Thomas Downey
    Thomas Downey

    My god Jon Steward is amazing. If anyone is a true American it’s him. I have never seen anything more beautiful than him eviscerating Congress. The sad thing about it is that they are all so dumb it probably won’t make a difference anyway

    4 mesi fa
  • indy himori
    indy himori

    i dont wanna have to keep going back to this video and keep jon stewart suffering

    4 mesi fa
  • e causey
    e causey

    add to the fact..that the CURE for this malady,is being hidden..the doctors whotry to share use, and extoll it- are suicided? or taken tocourt for mail fraud??so THE EVEIDENCE..OF PATIENT FILES WILL NOT BE REVIEWED IN COURT ..OF LAW?? GcMAF!!

    4 mesi fa
  • Jonathan Turner
    Jonathan Turner

    Regardless of his political stance, his heart is in the right place. God bless John Stewart.

    4 mesi fa
  • tnightwolf

    In any country, politics should only come after the needs of the real people of that country. No ideology should be above any Human.

    3 mesi fa
  • Stephanie Daye
    Stephanie Daye

    Wow...just... the man with the last word on this...left me tearing up and speechless... the BEST proactive stance? When he told that panel (on a pedestal..oh the irony) that they should switch roles and they should ask first responders the questions. Brilliant. Well done..I'll be watching this again and again.. and again..

    4 mesi fa
  • Art I
    Art I

    Imagine what kind of a president he would make?....... Just a thought.

    4 mesi fa
  • Kyle Schaff
    Kyle Schaff

    There is no one (and I’ve been looking for years) that I respect in the public sphere more than Jon Stewart.

    4 mesi fa
  • Amanda Henry
    Amanda Henry

    Jon mutherfuckin Stewart . Thank you so much for fighting so hard for the 9/11 first responders. More than that. 9/11 mutherfucking responders! You ALL have to know how much you mean to all of us that witnessed that disaster. You are amazing. Thank you!

    5 mesi fa
  • John De Santi
    John De Santi

    90% of the men and women, if you can call them that, in Congress should be beheaded

    5 mesi fa
  • Summer Runner
    Summer Runner

    This was a God damn oscar-worthy movie scene. Except it was real life.

    5 mesi fa
  • Justin Pedi
    Justin Pedi

    I learned about this today, in a different country. There’s a picture of this speech in our history text books, and our teacher showed us this clip. I don’t know this man but during class I teared up

    5 mesi fa
  • Apeksha Adhikari
    Apeksha Adhikari

    John Stewart has aged so much in the last few years

    5 mesi fa
  • David Hale-Mowry
    David Hale-Mowry

    What an extraordinary man, what a talented, thoughtful, and passionate person. Thank you Jon stewart

    5 mesi fa
  • Jamie Houk
    Jamie Houk

    John Stewart is a hero for 9-11. Maybe not a 1st responder hero, but a hero for 1st responders!

    5 mesi fa
  • Roger Redford
    Roger Redford

    Irrespective of what you believe happened on September 11th, this is one of the great speeches of our time. And I say that without the 9 day wonder effect of a youtube video... you can come back to this time and time, and its words still resonate to the core.

    5 mesi fa
  • Justin Keys
    Justin Keys

    6 mesi fa
  • Alex Ruhmann
    Alex Ruhmann

    2.9k dislikes!? WTF!? Are you mad he was loud?

    6 mesi fa
  • Jon D
    Jon D

    Watching this video should be mandatory in high school American civics classes

    6 mesi fa
  • Trey Warnock
    Trey Warnock

    THIS is how you protest and express anger at a situation without sounding like a fucking little child. Which is why he wasn’t immediately tuned out like most protestors are. Very well done, Jon.

    6 mesi fa
  • brian milligan
    brian milligan

    I'll say it- death to Tribeca!

    6 mesi fa
  • ernest747


    5 mesi fa
  • brian milligan
    brian milligan

    If individuals and businesses who scammed the system and claimed benefits of 9-11 funding for lost revenue gave just half of it back there would be no issue here. Fly fishing outfitters in Montana and Wyoming said" a lot of our clients in the financial industry were killed so we need 20 million dollars " and billionaire hedge fund managers said " well we lost our offices we need 20 million for new office space " and politicians who's districts are thousands of miles away with no ties to NYC said " we need 10 million for a 9-11 memorial on main street" not to mention thousands of frivolous cash grab lawsuits. Do a little digging and you'll find so much fraud and waste and opportunistic human garbage you'll be sick to your stomach. Middle Americans are the worst kind of people. They all hated us New Yorkers until they saw a horrible tragedy could get them free money.

    6 mesi fa
  • Hope Carmouche
    Hope Carmouche

    Jon Stewart is the best

    6 mesi fa
  • nick fonseca
    nick fonseca


    6 mesi fa
  • Abhilash R J
    Abhilash R J

    The fact that 2.9 k disked this video’s is the reason that I have no faith in humanity

    6 mesi fa
  • Kypalgo2469

    I really hope this speech takes off and is shown in history classes down the road. In addition to the content of the speech itself this is how you be angry, but get results. This speech moved me personally and I give many kudos to Jon Stewart for doing this. Great guy with a great message.

    6 mesi fa
  • Phoenix Rising
    Phoenix Rising

    Am from India .. love Jon Stewart ... salute him for the cause he has taken ..

    6 mesi fa
  • Amanda Henry
    Amanda Henry

    Freaking Jon Stewart. I adore you. More than that, thank you so much to everyone who worked on that day. I love you.

    7 mesi fa
  • Copper BinNNN
    Copper BinNNN

    Ameirican is A JOKE.

    7 mesi fa
  • JacobW151

    America is not a joke, we are a melting pot of amazing people from all over the world. Our congress and government is a joke.

    5 mesi fa
  • WareN The Gamer
    WareN The Gamer

    gotta love how goerge bush & his supperiors did this to American citizens & still people have no shred of logic to see how these evil human beings & their little underlings (congress etc...) will just not care & never assume consequences

    7 mesi fa
  • Charli Blake
    Charli Blake

    Given the recent anniversary I was saying this exact same stuff that Stewart is w re to these HEROES! Shame on those in a position of power not taking complete care of these men and women. Go back and watch the footage of the day the towers went down and tell me you don’t agree! It’s fucking deplorable that any one of these people are struggling to have health care while keeping their heads above water financially. Gross!

    8 mesi fa
  • DollyPartonFarts

    Quite an acting job Stewart puts on here. "I can do without the insincere sincerity" -G.C.

    8 mesi fa
  • KingJay

    Why is this even a debate? It should be a given. Fuck Congress!

    8 mesi fa
  • Polly tics Piche
    Polly tics Piche

    “ by the way that’s your jobs anyway “ tell them Jon.

    8 mesi fa
  • Vilém Válek
    Vilém Válek

    he didnt need to be that theathrecal...but he told the ugly truth

    8 mesi fa
  • Ramon Gomide
    Ramon Gomide

    Did people get cancer from 9/11? wtf.. Can someone explain what that fund is about?

    8 mesi fa
  • Mister Marathon
    Mister Marathon

    Ramon Gomide People inhaled numerous amounts of toxins that were there as a result of a collapsing building. Too many of those toxins together can, in fact cause cancer.

    8 mesi fa
  • Octagon Count
    Octagon Count

    Today is 9/11/2019 as we remember the tragic day that happened years ago, we remember the first responders who gave their lives to save others but this year we should honor the person who fought for first responders to get the benefits they needed! June 11, 2019 never forget this speech.

    8 mesi fa
  • XKaLiBaR 1.06
    XKaLiBaR 1.06

    Doesn’t he know that it was a false flag in the first place, so everyone who died and is sick now, is because of the same people brushing them off.

    8 mesi fa
  • Meligoth

    @Videos should we tell him his Koch brothers check will only be half since the other one died?

    8 mesi fa
  • Videos

    Soonthorn XKaLiBaR here we go

    8 mesi fa
  • daytripper

    the guy on the right to john is trying to not break down the whole time. as a german im not even that effected by 9/11 and all thats surrounding it, but if i was in the position of all these first-helpers, id start a riot.

    8 mesi fa
  • Benjamin Crout
    Benjamin Crout

    Jon Stewart is a bitch, but even he’s right on occasion.

    9 mesi fa
  • tnightwolf

    Jon Stewart was less of a bitch, during his entire life, than you've probably already been until this day. Do something first, then complain.

    3 mesi fa
  • william clark
    william clark

    Jon Stewart really stepped for these 911 first responders.Those in the hall behind him are broken people who do not deserve the short end of the stick by being pushed aside like trick of treaters.He really rubbed the members of Congresses noses in this problem and they really got the message

    9 mesi fa
  • Joe Wiedmeier
    Joe Wiedmeier

    My boy

    9 mesi fa
  • George Morris
    George Morris

    gee no joke writer's jon?

    9 mesi fa
  • Joe Friendly
    Joe Friendly

    Lacking in the discussion is what was in the dust that the 9/11 first responders breathed in that had such horrible health consequences. Scientists published finding in the dust a new high-tech super-explosive, nanothermate. It was designed for spraying onto surfaces and apparently sprayed under the World Trade Center Towers' flooring, which is what caused virtually all the 110 floors of concrete in each of the towers to turn into extremely fine dust rather than appear as chunks in the rubble. Also in the dust was asbestos, along with thousands of filing cabinets, computers, toilets, etc. and humans! that weren't in the rubble pile. Recently the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District have sided with the Lawyers' Committee For 9/11 Inquiry petition to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York for a Grand Jury investigation of 9/11 crimes, with these words included in the fire fighters' resolution: ". . . the overwhelming evidence presented in said petition demonstrates beyond any doubt that pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries - not just airplanes and the ensuing fires - caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings, killing the vast majority of the victims who perished that day. . ."

    9 mesi fa
  • Patrick Meier
    Patrick Meier

    John stewart should run for president

    9 mesi fa
  • Einstein

    I watch this video every time I can't seem to figure out how Curropt and Broken our Government has become. And although I never really saw eye to eye with Jon on many Political issues. I've gained nothing but respect for the man after he did this. Because it's not Political. It's about right and Wrong. It's real. And from the Hart. And God Bless this man for using his voice to speak on behalf of many that were brushed aside with no voice. He's absolutely correct. And ever American should be Pissed off at these Buricrat's. For the Vast majority of us knew nothing about it until Jon and these folks went in front of Congress. Thanks MSM. I guess the Agenda on both sides to Divide us was more important than to inform us. I guess Jussie , and racebating along with a stupid politicized wall was more important than informing us about this disgrace that Buricrat's had no intention on correcting. But then again. I myself should have known. Because this is how the Buricrat's feel about our second responders that they send to fight wars as well. Defunding and politically hacking the VA . Meanwhile Many of my Brothers and Sisters who served as well couldn't get the proper treatment they needed. Getting ran around all over the place just to be told that the liability is with the VA . Then after establishing that. Having to wait up to 8 months to be seen. Seen by Dr's treat people as a case instead of a patient. And meanwhile... We wonder why so many end up either commiting suiside or Homeless after losing their families, because Dad is not able to be as we known him before. etc. Let's not forget about our Vietnam Vets as well . Very similar to our 9/11 responders . Breathing in crap. Being pushed aside. VA is useless. Most are too far gone in the head because PTSD wasn't a diagnosis back then and was not treated. They were passed on as being shell shocked. Even though PTSD would have been diagnosed if the Government gave a shit about them from the beginning. Many of these men developed lung Cancer. As my Good friend Jim did by breathing that shit in there. And even when he was at the beginning stages and having problems. He waited 9 Months to see a Dr. Through the VA. By then it was too late. He passed two years ago. Didn't even get to enjoy his retirement with his Grandchildren. So as these Buricrat's try and act as Humanetarians . Like they care about issues such as Poverty, health care, education, wages, and every other Political issue to use for election. I just want people to remember those that are out there that are suffering and losing everything. Those same people that risked their lives for others, and this Country. Because they Political hacks don't care about them. Nor do they want to have them pulled out from under the rug that they brushed them under. But they will sure act patriotic when there is another War or disaster to fight that benefits their employer. The Fed Reserve. Only creating future castaways and burdens once they are done with them. At least those who survive.

    9 mesi fa
  • Keyboard Dancers
    Keyboard Dancers

    Health care and benefits? In america? ROTFLTMGRO!! (rolls on the floor laughing til my guts roll out).

    9 mesi fa