Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress


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  • Nadhiya Nâtaline
    Nadhiya Nâtaline  3 hours back

    This will go down as one of the best speeches of the century. It's shameful that we even have to debate this in Congress. 9/11 responders shouldn't have to worry about wether they'll have enough food on the table or money in the bank, or medicine for health issues, it should be automatically provided without question

    • Elle E
      Elle E  3 hours back

      9/11 was an inside job

      • BEAT LA
        BEAT LA  6 hours back

        This is a rare issue that there is no divide in America, Republican or Democrat, we ALL recognize these people are brave heroes responding to one of the worst tragic single days in US history right up there with Pearl Harbor.

        • Robert Biondo
          Robert Biondo  21 hours back

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

          • al Mamlūk
            al Mamlūk  1 days 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  1 days back

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

              • Paweł Skotnica
                Paweł Skotnica  2 days 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  2 days back


                  • Kevin Alonso
                    Kevin Alonso  3 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  3 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  4 days back

                          They are heros, they deserve living Good.

                          • Hamelin HU
                            Hamelin HU  4 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  4 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  5 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  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 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  7 days back

                                                              Damn good JS!!!

                                                              • Carlos Rix
                                                                Carlos Rix  1 weeks back

                                                       => A Red Cross Chaplain says how he felt being there.

                                                                • Vicente Azevedo
                                                                  Vicente Azevedo  1 weeks back


                                                                  • Geof Ingram
                                                                    Geof Ingram  1 weeks back

                                                                    The things you do for oil and justify war

                                                                    • mark price
                                                                      mark price  1 weeks back

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

                                                                      • Lanuiiohu Sukikiya
                                                                        Lanuiiohu Sukikiya  1 weeks back

                                                                        This is why I hate POLITICIANS

                                                                        • Starfleet Captain
                                                                          Starfleet Captain  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back


                                                                                • thefallen83
                                                                                  thefallen83  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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 this.....God Bless you, Jon Stewart.