Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress


Comments • 26 705

    JUSTICE lod EST  55 minutes 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  1 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  1 hours back

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

        • Rent A Center
          Rent A Center  1 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  1 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  1 hours back

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

              • Kwame Brown
                Kwame Brown  2 hours back

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

                • FireWaia
                  FireWaia  2 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  2 hours back

                    Actors gonna act!!!!

                    • xx XXX
                      xx XXX  2 hours back

                      What’s that a Jew.🧐🧐🧐

                      • Meek In Spirit
                        Meek In Spirit  3 hours back

                        The title sasy alot about CNN

                        • Smoove J
                          Smoove J  3 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  3 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  3 hours back

                              theyll hold the ordinary men accountable but not themselves

                              • Syed Abdul Rahman
                                Syed Abdul Rahman  3 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  5 hours back

                                  GET IN THEY ASS JS!!!!!

                                  • Nic De Houwer
                                    Nic De Houwer  5 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  5 hours back

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

                                      • Taiafiafi Williams
                                        Taiafiafi Williams  6 hours back

                                        I do not see why this is even a question smh

                                        • chocol8milk
                                          chocol8milk  7 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  7 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  7 hours back

                                              Thank you John!

                                              • San Diego
                                                San Diego  7 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  7 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  7 hours back

                                                    John Stewart for President of the United States.

                                                    • Trent Werner
                                                      Trent Werner  7 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  7 hours back

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

                                                        • G G
                                                          G G  7 hours back

                                                          No more illegal offensive wars

                                                          • Dawid Kostka
                                                            Dawid Kostka  8 hours back

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

                                                            • Pueri Demus
                                                              Pueri Demus  3 hours back

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

                                                          • Chris Nenshati
                                                            Chris Nenshati  8 hours back

                                                            18yrs too late

                                                            • Paris Sitochi
                                                              Paris Sitochi  8 hours back

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

                                                              • kentonwill
                                                                kentonwill  8 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  8 hours back

                                                                  Punk rock

                                                                  • Ethan G.
                                                                    Ethan G.  8 hours back


                                                                    • Brian M
                                                                      Brian M  9 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  9 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  8 hours back

                                                                          The GOP were first to table this bill.

                                                                      • M L
                                                                        M L  9 hours back

                                                                        This government spends billions of our taxpayer money on wars and weapons, Trump's family, but we can't have normal medical coverage. You end up in emergency and they bill you with $1,5K to pay. WTF. The most shittiest corrupt medical mafia system.

                                                                        • M L
                                                                          M L  2 hours back

                                                                          @Pueri Demus STFU, Trump is the biggest problem of our country right now. The insane immature clown-criminal.

                                                                        • Pueri Demus
                                                                          Pueri Demus  3 hours back

                                                                          Just couldn’t help yourself by mentioning trump as if he’s the problem. Stop crying already

                                                                      • francis chow
                                                                        francis chow  9 hours back

                                                                        The man who started the trend of "comedy" news, which became more and more dishonest as they grew in cultural influence, tools of woke capital, this man is no longer to be taken seriously, he spawned a chain of shows which dumbed down political discourse, and made it toxic.

                                                                        • Dom W
                                                                          Dom W  9 hours back

                                                                          God damn Jon Stewart. You’re the man.

                                                                          • Russell Nunez
                                                                            Russell Nunez  9 hours back

                                                                            I wish I could like this video a thousand times, and then a thousands times more. It shocks me in the worst way that this mans words could garner nearly 3,000 dislikes. How can anyone, republican or democrat, liberal or conservative, dislike this mans message?! I myself do not make much financially, but I would willingly give up 2, 5 even 10 percent of my net income to help these men and women. I love this country and firmly believe a million others would do the same in a heartbeat. So why can't we take care of these heroes?.... Set the bullshit aside and do what is right for Gods sake!

                                                                            • Risa Nicola
                                                                              Risa Nicola  10 hours back

                                                                              “Congress passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in 2010, over opposition from some Republicans who balked at its $7 billion price tag. The act was reauthorized in 2015 for 90 years. But a portion of the law — the Victim Compensation Fund — was only funded for five years, through the end of 2020. The fund aimed to provide necessary financial support for the thousands who suffered serious medical issues, including a spate of cancer diagnoses, after the 2001 attacks.”

                                                                              “I can't help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is ... a filled room of 9/11 first responders and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one ... shameful," said Stewart at the outset of his remarks. A little over half of the 14-member subcommittee members were present, mostly Democrats.”

                                                                              • TropiCool
                                                                                TropiCool  10 hours back

                                                                                I wonder who are those that gave nearly 3k thumbs down to this truthful and insightful talk...I call them traitors and self serving degenerates, hang em all and hang em high. Our forefathers are rolling in their graves whose concern was for the well being our nation and it's citizens.

                                                                                • demine100018
                                                                                  demine100018  10 hours back

                                                                                  This is the best you guys have ONE JOB speech I have ever heard.

                                                                                  • chiefersis
                                                                                    chiefersis  10 hours back

                                                                                    This is a fake man guilty in death of first responders with a lot more power to help than he does. These bastards coordinate who to hand the next election to.

                                                                                    • chiefersis
                                                                                      chiefersis  10 hours back

                                                                                      Bullshit shtick of a fake man acting an even faker act. There is evidence that suggests liberals and republicans hand elections to each other. Which suggests an stage and comedian show clowns
                                                                                      Cooperate; they never give it away it ends wars at least instantly lives lost every minute they keep quiet. Jon Stewart has blood on his hands and more power than this fake TV clowning he does.

                                                                                      • David WhatsThatAbout
                                                                                        David WhatsThatAbout  10 hours back

                                                                                        It’s funny how Jon Stewart makes a living off of making political jokes, yet deeply loves America and everything she stands for with all his heart. I wonder if the jokes he makes secretly hurts him, like laughing the pain away and find happiness by joking about a serious situation. He’s like the clown

                                                                                        • Priyanka Jain
                                                                                          Priyanka Jain  11 hours back

                                                                                          You run for president of my country sir.. (India)

                                                                                          • Carlton
                                                                                            Carlton  11 hours back

                                                                                            Was this a frickin movie outtake? Stewart is a masterful spokesman.