Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

  • Published: 11 June 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.

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  • Dennis Goebelt
    Dennis Goebelt  24 minutes back

    If he wasn’t a liberal he would have been shut down in 2 minutes. But Thank You, John. Well said. I wish we could get back the 20 billion is cash Obama gave Iran.

    • L.E.B MC5
      L.E.B MC5  42 minutes back


      • Arshad Soamber
        Arshad Soamber  45 minutes back

        Trillions spent on killing children in the middle east and a few cents spent on the health of american heroes....

        • sillypinkewe
          sillypinkewe  47 minutes back

          The funds for “The Wall” could cover all first responders’ needs. It is shameful that the government is run by people who only pay lip service to heroes when it suits them and not, like Mr Stewart so perfectly pointed out - when it matters. The potus should use his executive privilege to help these people out - he always toots his horn about being a New Yorker but again ... only when it suits him to look good or make money/power.

          • Mordy g
            Mordy g  47 minutes back

            Only time in my life I've ever agreed with joh

            • song dot land
              song dot land  1 hours back

              This congressional response over the years shows the heart-wrenching brilliance of the 9/11 attackers. These congresspeople, sitting in their elevated chairs making excuses while solidifying their own futures are cowards driven by money, illustrating the success of terrorism on our country.

              I don't want you "serving" our country, you selfish people. Yet you hold the power, and will continue doing so. Fuck you all.

              • Joshua Landress
                Joshua Landress  2 hours back

                Truth hurts, amen jon

                • Mister X
                  Mister X  2 hours back

                  As of 6/16/2019 - 2.9K thumbs down. Probably 100% Republican Trump supporters. Shame on you!

                  • whaleaferd
                    whaleaferd  2 hours back

                    Who the fuck dislikes this video?!

                    • Antonio Bagala
                      Antonio Bagala  2 hours back

                      Is that louie Anderson?

                      • shafiqss
                        shafiqss  2 hours back

                        America’s true colours 👏🏼

                        • Oneforce OneBalance
                          Oneforce OneBalance  2 hours back

                          Why congress does not want to release funds to help them? its because if they do, it will reopen conversations about what happen on 911 , what cause this to happen, what causes those who was police and fire department to get cancer RESEARCH . This opens up investigations and funds for it and pointing out who was the cause of this event what happen, what cause these men to get sick. This open up also discussions that the US government had information of this event was going to take place and why they did do anything to prevent it. So the US government wants to close the doors to these things, and this is why they do not want to give these brave men and women who went to help those at the twin towers these fund and help. To cover up US and President George Bush Jr actions and knowledge they had before 911 of this event and why they allowed it to happen....

                          • JUSTICE lod EST
                            JUSTICE lod EST  4 hours back

                            Dear John Stewart.....
                            I totally understand you and what you're fighting for.....and the facts in my eyes were right in front of you ....our government doesn't really care about its people and what we do for them....and I feel that it is a huge hypocrisy that Congress won't give us the time of day to do for it's people what it's people need.....they take enough time to start wars and fund its own self imposed drug wars.....this is a fine example of what our government has finally come to...

                            • Myron Severa
                              Myron Severa  4 hours back

                              Im not a big fan of John Stewart. But Damm, he is spot on. Impressive. And these Damm worthless Congress asses, want to vote in a 4000 dollar raise for themselves.

                              • fsoon yoog
                                fsoon yoog  4 hours back

                                them are total pieces of shit & anti-American scum.

                                • Rent A Center
                                  Rent A Center  4 hours back

                                  What's wrong with you Congress and senators take care of your own it's a shame that the United States don't take care of their veterans or the emergency workers or the 9/11 get with the program use some of that money for a good cause. CNN BuzzFeed.

                                  • TheCaptainKim
                                    TheCaptainKim  4 hours back

                                    This continuous debate about health care is sickening in my European eyes (Dutch). It's not just about 9/11, it's all about RESPECT for the population, it's about civilisation and doing what's right. Shame on you, USA, shame shame shame.

                                    • Randy Magnum
                                      Randy Magnum  4 hours back

                                      Where did all the 9/11 fund go? Who was responsible for it?

                                      • Kwame Brown
                                        Kwame Brown  4 hours back

                                        guarantee everyone who showed up for congress was only there cause its jon stewart. shameful system 😑

                                        • FireWaia
                                          FireWaia  4 hours back

                                          As a Swedish guy with "free healthcare" i can't help but think you might be duped whenever an American politician or lobbyist calls our system a communist like one...

                                          • Support Team
                                            Support Team  5 hours back

                                            Actors gonna act!!!!

                                            • xx XXX
                                              xx XXX  5 hours back

                                              What’s that a Jew.🧐🧐🧐

                                              • Meek In Spirit
                                                Meek In Spirit  5 hours back

                                                The title sasy alot about CNN

                                                • Smoove J
                                                  Smoove J  5 hours back

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

                                                  • Pueri Demus
                                                    Pueri Demus  6 hours back

                                                    Stop welfare , services for illegals , worthless programs, foreign aide, wars, paying for Congress perks, subsidies on and on and on. There is plenty of money to help those who really need it

                                                    • closertothetruth
                                                      closertothetruth  6 hours back

                                                      theyll hold the ordinary men accountable but not themselves

                                                      • Syed Abdul Rahman
                                                        Syed Abdul Rahman  6 hours back

                                                        When a man who spent most of his life doing comedy takes issues like these more seriously than those elected to represent the people, you know your system has failed you.

                                                        • Nur Lowe
                                                          Nur Lowe  8 hours back

                                                          GET IN THEY ASS JS!!!!!

                                                          • Nic De Houwer
                                                            Nic De Houwer  8 hours back

                                                            As long as you CNN hacks realise that you are part of the villains in this story. Every time a sincere, good person states that universal health care is an absolute necessity, you evil clowns ask "how are you going to pay for it though lol", but never ask this when twenty times as much money goes to killing brown people all over the planet. You are part of the rank hypocrisy. realise this.

                                                            • yeni toy
                                                              yeni toy  8 hours back

                                                              taken seriously, he spawned a chain of shows which dumbed down political discourse, and made it toxic.

                                                              • Taiafiafi Williams
                                                                Taiafiafi Williams  8 hours back

                                                                I do not see why this is even a question smh

                                                                • chocol8milk
                                                                  chocol8milk  9 hours back

                                                                  I 'm reading all the comments. There is a lot of indignation, rightly so. Rather than raging here on youtube, please stop being lazy like most citizens in our country. Instead participate in our government.

                                                                  • TheAaronRodgersTao
                                                                    TheAaronRodgersTao  9 hours back

                                                                    It’s too bad that I thumbs up this video and cnn gets the benefit. Not the fucking struggling and sick individuals that were the heroes of that day. But the horrid and evil corporation that keeps us ignorant and apathetic. Jon Stewart is showing us what it means to be human. Fucking wake up cnn. Wake up congress!!!! You are destroying the planet and humanity along with it.

                                                                    • Yolanda
                                                                      Yolanda  10 hours back

                                                                      Thank you John!

                                                                      • San Diego
                                                                        San Diego  10 hours back

                                                                        almost all the empty seats were those of Republican Congressman.... notice scumbags like Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Steve King, Devin Nunes.... NO WHERE TO BE SEEN. all of them are total pieces of shit & anti-American scum.

                                                                        • Ryan Gennaro
                                                                          Ryan Gennaro  10 hours back

                                                                          The media is forced to cover this, because a mega star finally brought this to light. This has been an ongoing fight since 9/11.

                                                                          To quote the late great George Carlin “the government doesn’t give a fuck about you. It simply doesn’t give a fuck”.

                                                                          • Alex
                                                                            Alex  10 hours back

                                                                            John Stewart for President of the United States.

                                                                            • Trent Werner
                                                                              Trent Werner  10 hours back

                                                                              Our American Congress is a disgrace, just like our president, and just like the Democratic and Republican parties as a whole. Can we come together as AMERICANS again and not against each other?

                                                                              • n1ko
                                                                                n1ko  10 hours back

                                                                                Tfw the comedian is the smartest one in the room 🤦🏽‍♂️

                                                                                • G G
                                                                                  G G  10 hours back

                                                                                  No more illegal offensive wars

                                                                                  • Dawid Kostka
                                                                                    Dawid Kostka  10 hours back

                                                                                    Really USA its 2019 and you still dont have a decent health care....

                                                                                    • Pueri Demus
                                                                                      Pueri Demus  6 hours back

                                                                                      It’s great healthcare the problem is govt is in the way

                                                                                  • Chris Nenshati
                                                                                    Chris Nenshati  10 hours back

                                                                                    18yrs too late

                                                                                    • Paris Sitochi
                                                                                      Paris Sitochi  11 hours back

                                                                                      it's like Dad was speaking to that kid who's playing with his future

                                                                                      • kentonwill
                                                                                        kentonwill  11 hours back

                                                                                        Does anyone know why Jon was at the hearing in the first place? Absolutely no hate, I love Jon and I love this speech but I'm genuinely curious why he was the one to speak up about this

                                                                                        • misfitjoe12
                                                                                          misfitjoe12  11 hours back

                                                                                          Punk rock

                                                                                          • Ethan G.
                                                                                            Ethan G.  11 hours back


                                                                                            • Brian M
                                                                                              Brian M  11 hours back

                                                                                              They said the healthcare for the responders was a “New York” issue, by that logic I suppose 9/11 was a New York tragedy but not a American tragedy or world tragedy.

                                                                                              • Jackson Jett
                                                                                                Jackson Jett  11 hours back

                                                                                                Meanwhile AOC is telling us why each congressperson deserves a pay raise so they won't be tempted to turn to corruption. They can't live off 178k a year, they need more but screw these people who gave all to serve and protect. These garbage humans cant even show up to their job and listen to suffering American heroes. Anyone who supports her or this type of thinking is evil.

                                                                                                • fitzy098
                                                                                                  fitzy098  11 hours back

                                                                                                  The GOP were first to table this bill.