Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress

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  • 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.

    #CNN #News

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  • Robert Biondo
    Robert Biondo  7 hours back

    Life is not fair we all have problems. Government is not the answer.

    • al Mamlūk
      al Mamlūk  14 hours back

      Jon Stewart is the kind of American I respect. If more Americans were like him, I suspect I wouldn't have as much distrust for America as I do

      • Al b
        Al b  21 hours back

        Have ever notice the thumbs up and thumbes down on youtube of what is right an wrong? Mostly these days , this is the vote.lol

        • Paweł Skotnica
          Paweł Skotnica  24 hours back

          He has every right to be angry, only a leftist wouldn't be, they'd fake victimhood. All while Cortez, the dumb bitch, wants a raise for sitting on her ass and tweeting all day long.

          • Jason Avila
            Jason Avila  1 days back

            Shamefull

            • Kevin Alonso
              Kevin Alonso  2 days back

              Man I miss seeing him on the air, anyway medicare for all would solve this as well (still congress is a joke).

              • Okie Rider
                Okie Rider  2 days back

                Fuck Congress. I'm now an Independent voter. Both parties are full of shit and lie to our faces only to get a vote.

                • Emilie Beth
                  Emilie Beth  3 days back

                  I never realized just how great Jon was when it comes to activism. He cares, and he wants the people who risked their lives to save whoever they could to be taken care of.

                  • 陳嘉豪
                    陳嘉豪  3 days back

                    They are heros, they deserve living Good.

                    • Hamelin HU
                      Hamelin HU  3 days back

                      In China, the government always take in charge, but no one can criticize.
                      In US, anyone can criticize the government, but no one would be responsible.
                      Both imperfect systems.

                      • Kai Chen
                        Kai Chen  3 days back

                        Who voted these congressmen into the offfice?

                        • Eden Rome
                          Eden Rome  4 days back

                          Americans watching HBO's Chernobyl wanna pretend like Russia & America are different.


                          #CongressIsAJoke #OurGovernmentIsTheDisaster #PoliticiansAreLiarsAndThieves

                          • Grace Marie
                            Grace Marie  4 days back

                            Do you know why his lines are so quotable? Because no one else says these things. No one. This has been the case with many of Jon's words. He lends his articulation to the poor, the unrecognized, the beaten down. The victims of the world... and especially the victims of America.

                            I'm happy he's focused on something not only important, but completely non-arguable. Yet, here he is having to, in fact, argue the importance of these people; the same people mentioned by at least one million individuals on Twitter or any social media over the years. These people who, then, and now, have remained absolutely unseen. Today, we witness their faceless identities, as considered by our politicians. The disposable usefulness of these men and women, as told by each and every one of those empty chairs of Congress.

                            • Jonathan Vian
                              Jonathan Vian  4 days back

                              A-fucking-men to that, John!

                              • Red Can'T Lose
                                Red Can'T Lose  4 days back

                                Beautiful absolutely beautiful . 👏

                                • uKnow
                                  uKnow  5 days back

                                  LV you Jon Stewarrt <3 wow you're really good at speaking :O how did I get here? So sad dude did he said "riddled with cancer?" :O what is this about?

                                  • jeremy sella
                                    jeremy sella  5 days back

                                    Stewart for Prez.

                                    • John Douglas Racing Video

                                      Anyone else watch HBO's Chernobyl and ask themselves why we're treating our heroes as poorly as the USSR treated theirs?

                                      • Mark Latham
                                        Mark Latham  5 days back

                                        Jon Stewart is a wonderful human being and he puts most of us to shame.

                                        • Christopher Bello
                                          Christopher Bello  5 days back

                                          Tittle does not represent the real message of this video. Shame on CNN for masking this as another viral clip with such a unmeaningful and misleading title.

                                          • micha3096
                                            micha3096  5 days back

                                            Its like Al Pacino in scent of a woman, 100 times stronger but unfortunately this is not a movie. Respect Jon Stewart

                                            • Leticia Amanonce
                                              Leticia Amanonce  5 days back

                                              If they will not act on it shame on them “5 seconds responders did their jobs 18 years do yours” wow very powerful speech jon

                                              • GuiR3X
                                                GuiR3X  5 days back

                                                In France we say true knights fights only for the dignity of the weak, I m glad I saw that man stand out for these 9/11 first responders. Respect.

                                                • Travis Clower
                                                  Travis Clower  5 days back

                                                  Who could possibly ‘dislike’ this video. These are true American heroes...this has nothing to do with politics. This has to do with people that ran toward the buildings as they were crashing to the ground. God bless these people and their families.

                                                  • Jackie Sun
                                                    Jackie Sun  6 days back

                                                    Damn I can't even tell the difference between Chernobyl and this. Good job USA.

                                                    • putchini
                                                      putchini  6 days back

                                                      Now that's passion! This is truly inspirational... Jon is the man!

                                                      • Jesse Gros
                                                        Jesse Gros  6 days back

                                                        Damn good JS!!!

                                                        • Carlos Rix
                                                          Carlos Rix  6 days back

                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT7z2aAX-xI => A Red Cross Chaplain says how he felt being there.

                                                          • Vicente Azevedo
                                                            Vicente Azevedo  6 days back

                                                            <3

                                                            • Geof Ingram
                                                              Geof Ingram  6 days back

                                                              The things you do for oil and justify war

                                                              • mark price
                                                                mark price  7 days back

                                                                Where did the $7.5 billion go Jon? Why not direct your anger there instead of shaming congress?

                                                                • Lanuiiohu Sukikiya
                                                                  Lanuiiohu Sukikiya  7 days back

                                                                  This is why I hate POLITICIANS

                                                                  • Starfleet Captain
                                                                    Starfleet Captain  7 days back

                                                                    Just like with veterans and refugees, people are quick to use them to justify any immorality but have no morality of their own in actually helping people. Why is there even a single veteran that's homeless, hungry or not getting the medical help he or she needs? Why is there a single refugee who has to be terrified of going back to deplorable conditions where they most likely will meet certain death? This is "supposed" to be the most powerful and righteous nation in the world or so it advertises every chance it get's, and why can't we help all those in need who are suffering? Because we chose not to, because it's easier and more beneficial to just do whatever it takes for more money and power trampling any in your way, crushing all beneath you, listing any who cry out for justice as crazy or some other derogatory remark. It's sicking.

                                                                    • T-tus
                                                                      T-tus  7 days back

                                                                      Just sad to see how bad people can treat each other. Working as a team seem to not be an option.

                                                                      • Ernest Baum
                                                                        Ernest Baum  7 days back

                                                                        It's funny. I just finished watching Chernobyl and it was horrific and the Soviets sure screwed it the hell up, but the coal miners, the divers, the graphite removal team, they weren't lied to, and they got healthcare immediately and without cost. I'm looking forward to the HBO mini series on responding to 9/11 that ends in this speech.

                                                                        • losability
                                                                          losability  7 days back

                                                                          actor

                                                                          • thefallen83
                                                                            thefallen83  7 days back

                                                                            Stewart 2020?

                                                                            • Dusty Showbiz
                                                                              Dusty Showbiz  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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.

                                                                                  • Starfleet Captain
                                                                                    Starfleet Captain  7 days back

                                                                                    So typical, people like you can prop these people up for your own ends but can't even help them. Same shit as using veterans to not care about refugees when you don't even give a shit about veterans, just a name to throw around as an excuse to do whatever. It's disgusting, makes me ashamed of this country which is so unfortunate.

                                                                                • hostyle0
                                                                                  hostyle0  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                      • Starfleet Captain
                                                                                        Starfleet Captain  7 days back

                                                                                        People who see or hear anything that casts the republican party in a dim light they consider "fake news" and despite making fun of others for being offended at legitimate concerns get offended themselves by reality.

                                                                                    • SHEILA Miller
                                                                                      SHEILA Miller  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                        • Calum John Roberts
                                                                                          Calum John Roberts  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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.