Jon Stewart chokes up, gives angry speech to Congress


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  • Jason Avila
    Jason Avila  6 hours back


    • Kevin Alonso
      Kevin Alonso  1 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  1 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  2 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  2 days back

            They are heros, they deserve living Good.

            • Hamelin HU
              Hamelin HU  2 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  2 days back

                Who voted these congressmen into the offfice?

                • Eden Rome
                  Eden Rome  3 days back

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

                  #CongressIsAJoke #OurGovernmentIsTheDisaster #PoliticiansAreLiarsAndThieves

                  • Grace Marie
                    Grace Marie  3 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  3 days back

                      A-fucking-men to that, John!

                      • Red Can'T Lose
                        Red Can'T Lose  3 days back

                        Beautiful absolutely beautiful . 👏

                        • uKnow
                          uKnow  4 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  4 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  4 days back

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

                                • Christopher Bello
                                  Christopher Bello  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  5 days back

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

                                            • putchini
                                              putchini  5 days back

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

                                              • Jesse Gros
                                                Jesse Gros  5 days back

                                                Damn good JS!!!

                                                • Carlos Rix
                                                  Carlos Rix  5 days back

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

                                                  • Vicente Azevedo
                                                    Vicente Azevedo  5 days back


                                                    • Geof Ingram
                                                      Geof Ingram  5 days back

                                                      The things you do for oil and justify war

                                                      • mark price
                                                        mark price  5 days back

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

                                                        • Lanuiiohu Sukikiya
                                                          Lanuiiohu Sukikiya  5 days back

                                                          This is why I hate POLITICIANS

                                                          • Starfleet Captain
                                                            Starfleet Captain  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 days back


                                                                  • thefallen83
                                                                    thefallen83  6 days back

                                                                    Stewart 2020?

                                                                    • Dusty Showbiz
                                                                      Dusty Showbiz  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 days back

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

                                                                              • Starfleet Captain
                                                                                Starfleet Captain  6 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  6 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  7 days back

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

                                                                                • Calum John Roberts
                                                                                  Calum John Roberts  7 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  7 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  7 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  7 days back

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

                                                                                        • John K
                                                                                          John K  7 days back

                                                                                          Jon Stewart for president.

                                                                                          • Koko Ya
                                                                                            Koko Ya  7 days back

                                                                                            Reminds me of Tyrion

                                                                                            • Nyx
                                                                                              Nyx  7 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