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
  • Source: https://youtu.be/Y2QMqsNvWuc


  • Dwayne Pinkney

    Dwayne Pinkney

     2 months ago +4171

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

  • Gatecrasher


     2 months ago +1162

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

  • Noah Puffenbarger

    Noah Puffenbarger

     2 months ago +778

    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 +303

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

  • Charles Brooks

    Charles Brooks

     2 months ago +185

    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.

  • Dewy Wannamaker

    Dewy Wannamaker

     2 months ago +2104

    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 +119

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

  • Lauraine Garten

    Lauraine Garten

     2 months ago +251

    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.

  • Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez

     2 months ago +318

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

  • 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.

  • thorer


     2 months ago +3444

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

  • Jamin Schmitt

    Jamin Schmitt

     2 months ago +110

    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! ~♥~

  • Justin Skaggs

    Justin Skaggs

     2 months ago +60

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

  • RSylvane


     2 months ago +724

    CNN, the titel of this video should not be ‘John tears up and gives angry speech’ the title should be ‘Congress is ignoring 911 heroes and refuse to do their job’

  • NoLongerHuman13


     2 months ago +124

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

  • Max Power

    Max Power

     2 months ago +46

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

  • 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?

  • SwedishStorm


     1 months ago +10

    RIP Luis Alvarez. I am so sorry that America didn't stand behind you, after you did so to her.