Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress


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  • Jesse Gros
    Jesse Gros  8 hours back

    Damn good JS!!!

    • Carlos Rix
      Carlos Rix  9 hours back => A Red Cross Chaplain says how he felt being there.

      • Vicente Azevedo
        Vicente Azevedo  10 hours back


        • Geof Ingram
          Geof Ingram  11 hours back

          The things you do for oil and justify war

          • mark price
            mark price  11 hours back

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

            • Lanuiiohu Sukikiya
              Lanuiiohu Sukikiya  11 hours back

              This is why I hate POLITICIANS

              • Starfleet Captain
                Starfleet Captain  13 hours 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  15 hours 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  20 hours 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  21 hours back


                      • thefallen83
                        thefallen83  21 hours back

                        Stewart 2020?

                        • Dusty Showbiz
                          Dusty Showbiz  1 days 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 days 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 days 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  13 hours 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 days 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 days 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 days back

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

                                  • Starfleet Captain
                                    Starfleet Captain  13 hours 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 days 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  2 days back

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

                                    • Calum John Roberts
                                      Calum John Roberts  2 days 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  2 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.

                                        • Dave G
                                          Dave G  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                            • John K
                                              John K  2 days back

                                              Jon Stewart for president.

                                              • Koko Ya
                                                Koko Ya  2 days back

                                                Reminds me of Tyrion

                                                • Nyx
                                                  Nyx  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                    • Laquinton Wagner
                                                      Laquinton Wagner  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                          • Michael O
                                                            Michael O  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                                                • 徐彪
                                                                  徐彪  2 days back

                                                                  Heartbreaking for the warriors.

                                                                  • Seretse Mompei
                                                                    Seretse Mompei  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days 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  2 days back

                                                                      How this video has downvotes is beyond me.

                                                                      • Xickboy
                                                                        Xickboy  2 days back

                                                                        Like if Jon is totally one of the best people alive

                                                                        • Mathew Richardson
                                                                          Mathew Richardson  2 days back

                                                                          Dude was like a lion

                                                                          • Qarymee Presents
                                                                            Qarymee Presents  2 days back

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

                                                                            • NGC 660
                                                                              NGC 660  2 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  2 days back

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

                                                                                • booby scoo
                                                                                  booby scoo  2 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  2 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  2 days back

                                                                                      Reminds me of Tyrion

                                                                                      • Ajith Inguva
                                                                                        Ajith Inguva  2 days back

                                                                                        Shameful I am so sorry for America

                                                                                        • Angel Aponte
                                                                                          Angel Aponte  2 days back

                                                                                          Imagine someone having a reason to dislike this video

                                                                                          • Richie Demo
                                                                                            Richie Demo  2 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?