Jon Stewart shames Congress over 9/11 first responders fund | USA TODAY

  • Published on Jun 12, 2019
  • Jon Stewart takes on Congress head on in defense of
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    Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Jon Stewart says, "This is a no brainer."
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Comments • 386

  • aquitaineq
    aquitaineq 3 days ago

    Just goes to show how f'ing short the American attention span is...Government included....damn shameful. Thank you John.

  • Brandon from Kentucky

    Have we already forgot?

  • Robert Martin
    Robert Martin 8 days ago

    We don't deserve you, Jon.

  • jousif21
    jousif21 17 days ago

    its a pity i nv visited.
    irak was not too blame. bush was.
    hang the fuka

  • jousif21
    jousif21 17 days ago

    es stands for tears.
    good bie

  • ardith bard
    ardith bard Month ago

    Run for president

  • Nott Sure
    Nott Sure 2 months ago

    John Stewart is a national treasure.

  • iwont answerback
    iwont answerback 3 months ago

    I still can't believe at the minimum every kid that ran up those beaches in Normandy ever had to pay taxes again if they survived. Not many 19 yr old kids would do that today, how would you keep your phone dry? These 911 responders should get everything they need

  • Alvian Zachry F
    Alvian Zachry F 4 months ago

    I'm Indonesian. And I too am angry at your congress.
    You all are a great people, and so are you, Jon!

  • Alex Ameskoa
    Alex Ameskoa 4 months ago

    Currently, the house and Senate approve of the 911 bill but guess who held it up once more? Republicans, Rand paul and Mike Lee. Just wanted to remind people that it's always Republicans avoiding to help first responders. Always has been and will be.

  • DrAngelMachine
    DrAngelMachine 4 months ago

    I betcha if any of the corporate dems ran for congress, the same exact thing would happen. They'd say they would focus on the issue, but then they wouldn't follow through with it, since they'd be too focused on trump and russia. It's the power of #moneylaundering, folks. Both corporate democrat and Republican politicians are both held responsible for their actions.

  • Patry Atry
    Patry Atry 4 months ago

    Damn....insane how awesome jon is

  • Katie Mock
    Katie Mock 4 months ago

    He needs to run for president cause he is amazing

  • Joshua Addo
    Joshua Addo 4 months ago +1

    I feel like Jon Stewart wants to throw the pen at them

  • Randy Johnson
    Randy Johnson 4 months ago

    Run for Congress...please

  • Robert William
    Robert William 4 months ago


  • Christe Thompson
    Christe Thompson 4 months ago

    You Mr Alzarus? Spelled wrong... YOU HAVE A EXPRESS TICKET TO HEAVEN!!!!! Wish I could meet you!!!! GOD BLESS!!!

  • Gerard Vandeninden
    Gerard Vandeninden 4 months ago

    Wow, i'm speachles, I didn't know these men and woman are forgotten by the authorities, I thought they were treated like the heroes they are. shame on american leadership and shame on the so called good presidents you had since then, they could have done something about it.
    my heart is with you all, respect.

  • Tracy Dee
    Tracy Dee 5 months ago

    have the citizens gotten their heads around the fact that their government did this and that country is an embarrassment to the world.

  • juan gerena
    juan gerena 5 months ago +1

    Real man fights for whats right, you have my respect. Jon

  • Tom Hunsberger
    Tom Hunsberger 5 months ago

    bravo!!!! wheres president bone spurs, the phony flag hugger, and moron mitch,? making these heroes beg for assistance. they couldnt care less about these people. how much have we paid for trump to PLAY golf ?? as of may 2019 102 million dollars

  • FongZi Barclay
    FongZi Barclay 5 months ago +8

    I'm not an american, but his speech kinda gets to me.
    Hope everything goes well for the heroes.

  • Benas Radzišauskas
    Benas Radzišauskas 5 months ago +3

    so, George Carlin was right.. Jon Stewart does have a bright future. respect.

  • Last First
    Last First 5 months ago

    18 years later and Israelis are still dancing

  • Last First
    Last First 5 months ago

    The government needs the witnesses dead. #Building7.

    LEGIN 5 months ago

    fair play to john a man among men

  • Posh Token
    Posh Token 5 months ago +2

    For anyone who disliked this, please reply and explain why.

    • Posh Token
      Posh Token 5 months ago

      @Nick K I figured that might be the case. I'm guessing those are old folks who don't know how to use the internet then lol

    • Nick K
      Nick K 5 months ago

      Just a guess, may not be disliking the speech, but disliking that it had to happen or disliking the situation.

  • Efstathios Dimopoulos
    Efstathios Dimopoulos 5 months ago

    I'm not an American but a huge Jon Stewart fan since 2003. For all of you "patriots" over there ask yourselves why Mitch McConnell is killing the 9/11 first responders legislation as soon as it lands in US Senate. He's been doing this since 2010.

  • Jonathan Noel
    Jonathan Noel 5 months ago

    What a drama queen

  • Colin Pheister
    Colin Pheister 5 months ago

    The leaders of this country absolutely disgust me.

  • jasri j
    jasri j 5 months ago +1

    Why? Because no jewish Zionists were harmed or died in the heroic rescue

  • Dandin
    Dandin 5 months ago

    Well, maybe america isn't that great.

  • john hagerman
    john hagerman 5 months ago


  • Darcy Martell
    Darcy Martell 5 months ago

    Seeing this so glad I don't live in America. Most useless government in the world. Congress is a waste of space. They are in the pocket of the rich and only care about themselves. What does that say about the people that vote these useless POS into power.

  • ZombieTex
    ZombieTex 5 months ago

    After seeing the apathy, incompetence, corruption, and utter unaccoutability of Congress and the federal government in how they handle the healthcare of a group of people who are literally our national heroes, I'm now TOTALLY onboard with Medicare for all! /Sarcasm I mean, if this is how they treat high profile individuals, how are they going to treat YOUR family? Do you really want THIS for YOUR family?!

  • Pink Alligator
    Pink Alligator 5 months ago +2

    Damn, I really felt his frustration, I'm not american but even still I felt it

  • wvitalec
    wvitalec 5 months ago +1

    The cowards in congress are disgusting. They all need to be removed.

  • Azrael
    Azrael 5 months ago

    They had money to wage war around the world to push their agendas and kill millions of innocent people who had nothing to do with 9/11. America is a joke.

  • The Engine
    The Engine 5 months ago

    And those few pompous assholes who did deign too show up had the unmitigated gall to half heartedly clap. Unreal....

  • Airsoftcleaner
    Airsoftcleaner 5 months ago

    I have a question Where's Rudy 9/11? The same man who tried to run a Presidential campaign on the backs of these very people? He's too busy lying for Trumpy and making a Fool out of himself.

  • Kim jaxson
    Kim jaxson 5 months ago

    You can bet your sweet ass if they were giving away more money for bullshit they would all be there to fight over it to get their share. Dirty bastards let me tell ya. This needs fixed yesterday healthcare for all next. Love ya jon!!

  • nartrokobs 2
    nartrokobs 2 5 months ago +5

    Jon NEEDS TO BE PRESIDENT. Im libertarian and he is more left leaning but i would follow him till the end of the earth..... what an amazing man.... im in tears.

  • Phil Lattio
    Phil Lattio 5 months ago

    Our government doesn’t care about us. They care about our money and how much of it isn’t in their pockets...people need to start waking up

  • Diecastman 18-24-64
    Diecastman 18-24-64 5 months ago

    I don't always agree with Stewart, but way to go, Jon. This elitist, bureaucratic b/s is EXACTLY what deserving, tax paying, law abiding citizens go through when it's time for this incompetent government to make good on social security benefits that this good citizen has paid into, whether he elected to or not, just GONE, out of EVERY paycheck. But S.S.I. is available to anyone that can get the right support from family, doctors...etc. As a cheap pander for underprivileged votes that don't understand what a con job they fall for from these king-sized political charlatans... This is a disgrace and good citizens should REALLY wake up and truly care about what these elected officials are really doing to the trust and confidence of the REAL backbone of our economy... THE EVERYDAY WORKING PERSON PAYING EVERYONE'S WAY IN THIS TOTAL SCAM!!

  • F P
    F P 5 months ago

    any thumbs down : First off if you did not like Jon Stewart or his views before then I can understand your GRANDSTANDING COMMENT as being an obvious indication of being representative of & for the COWARDLY UNCARING SENATORS MISSING & (not occupying)EMPTY SEATS .ITS SIMPLE if you cared you would show up , IF YOU CARED you would not be slinging mud 💩 hoping to muddy the water ON THE AMAZING TRUTHFUL CARING EMPATHETIC SPEECH by JON STEWART .

  • Nick Watson
    Nick Watson 5 months ago

    Fight for your NHS. These people would get free treatment in the UK - instead firefighters having to beg for healthcare / compensation. Disgusting. The Conservatives and The Brexit Party and UKIP are all PRO INSURANCE, PRO PRIVATISATION. Fight now. Before it is gone and you get a bill for cancer or a ambulance ride, like this backwards nation.

  • James Dick
    James Dick 5 months ago

    Jon would have my vote if he ran for president.

  • Ryan Thomas
    Ryan Thomas 5 months ago +4

    The ones who didn’t show up:
    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.

  • Susan Giello
    Susan Giello 5 months ago

    Bravo Jon Stewart!!! I pray that the hundreds of thousands of us who have been fighting to get help for Lyme Disease will find an advocate like you. We march on Congress & have meetings and they don't show up! Now they got a huge grant and they are handing it over to the CDC and people who have for decades not helped us. Read the new book "Bitten". We are dying out here, our children are crippled, it may be the cause of MS, ALS, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Parkinsons and more. Famous people have it, but none have done what you are doing. Thank you. God Bless. I pray we find someone like you!

  • Nourhan Salloum
    Nourhan Salloum 5 months ago +1

    Negotiating public healthcare in first world is shameful. C’mon we can do better than this

  • Brittney Leeb
    Brittney Leeb 5 months ago +1

    How are there 16 thumbs down on this!?? Run for president!!!!!!

    DAVID EASTWOOD 5 months ago

    911 was horrible but, should the families get free money forever? It's just ok for them to get free money forever! Shouldn't there be republicans complaining about this? Or is it ok for "certain people" who have gone through devastating hardships to receive free cash from the government?

  • Kimberly Olson
    Kimberly Olson 5 months ago

    More proof that The Republican party is the party of cruelty. God forbid rich folks need another tax cut.

  • Steven D. Bennett
    Steven D. Bennett 5 months ago

    "But Jon, we Democrats have been doing what you and every other Democrat wanted us to do: investigating the investigation of the investigation of the investigation."

  • Marduk Marduk
    Marduk Marduk 5 months ago

    We, Americans, need more people like Jon Stewarts and Bill Maher at the Congress. Brutally honest individuals...”government of the people, by the people, for the people ...” BUT, unlikely to happen.. good human being get corrupted or morder once in government. Unfortunate, huh?

  • R
    R 5 months ago +7

    *It would be an honor to say, "I served in the United States military under President Jon Stewart."*

  • Josiah Ward
    Josiah Ward 5 months ago

    I rarely agree with Jon on politics, but this went beyond that. Very respectful.

  • Jay Cruickshank
    Jay Cruickshank 5 months ago

    Members of Congress don't have a conscience. If this happened to someone in their family what would they do?

  • Keelia Silvis
    Keelia Silvis 5 months ago

    I had to keep reminding myself to breathe. This is powerful. Thank God for Jon Stewart and all of the 9/11 heroes.

  • Jack Jackson
    Jack Jackson 5 months ago

    How is this not the top news story in the country?