Jon Stewart’s emotional testimony to Congress over inaction for 9/11 responders


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The former Daily Show host delivered an emotional and scathing statement to Congress over its handling of benefits for 9/11 first responders and victims. Stewart testified before the House judiciary committee on Tuesday alongside first responders and victims, but only a handful of politicians appeared at the hearing, prompting a visibly angry Stewart to condemn their treatment of survivors. The comedian, who has repeatedly lobbied for legislation to codify the health benefits into law, called the inaction ‘an embarrassment to the country’.
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Jon Stewart demands congressional action for 9/11 responders: 'They did their jobs – do yours' ► https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/jun/11/jon-stewart-demands-congressional-action-for-911-responders-they-did-their-jobs-do-yours

3 days ago

wtf, doesn't the US allocate billions for defense from their own budget? if you have the money to fight terrorists, you really should fund the healthcare needed for those who dealt with the aftermath of a terrorist attack

21 hours ago

This scene is probably one of the best examples of the group of hypocrites who call themselves representatives , congressmen etc.,who claim to always have the public’s best interest in their hearts when the truth is after the cameras stop filming and the press has left these politicians will be sitting in their office , sleeves rolled up and feet on the table and probably another member or two with the first guy , all 3 would have some sort of whiskey but most usually have bourbon so to sum it all up , you have these assholes who will be cracking jokes about the first responders , as usual a little bit of name calling would be mentioned but basically it’s just another day for you and me in paradise , that would be the most these guys would be willing to go. Mitch McConnell is there in Washington because that’s the most practical place to be in if you want to milk the government not to mention anything about his wife Elaine Chao?

1 day ago

It takes understanding to feel like this

1 day ago

When your a powerful member of Congress in the room thinking you are in power, then you end up getting told off like a child.

1 day ago

Yeah but how will they raise the money for all these first responders?

Oh you want a ninth war on another continent? Here's another trillion dollars for you!

1 day ago

Wow, this is great 👍 if only your politicians were of this calibre !

1 day ago

What do you expect from corrupt and greedy politicians who only care about themselves and their bank balances.

1 day ago

I have watched these events unfold from across the Atlantic as a UK citizen and I completely understand how many Americans might feel ashamed of what has happened here, however, I would like to offer some consolation.



The fact that this man has been afforded both the right and the opportunity to be heard and to take his government to task on this issue is something that all Americans CAN be proud of.


Furthermore, this man's laudable efforts have not been in vain. It is my understanding that Congress will be making the necessary changes in order to continue to help those brave and selfless first responders.


I would therefore urge all Americans to at least take pride in your system and in what has finally been achieved here.


Best wishes from across the Atlantic.

1 day ago

This is the fall of Western hegemony, a world superpower where their government officials is held to a lower standard than the celebrities.

2 days ago

Love him 💖💖💖miss him too 👌👌👏👏👏

2 days ago

Yes, Jon is a great man and his anger was warrented! Yes he'd be one amazing President.

2 days ago

it's a strange world where a Comedian nobility fights congress to do it's job .....while the siting US president is over sea's making a comedy out of america

2 days ago

I'm not American I'm from the UK but I can't believe that your own Congress ignores the people who helped and saved many many lives. Where's trump on this?? But it's sick

2 days ago

Well said John ... I applaud you

2 days ago

England salutes you sir, as we salute the heroes who risked their own lifes to help others,polotics should not come into it only morals

2 days ago

Fine speech.

2 days ago

As more and more news I get from America. I am more and more happy to live in Europe.

2 days ago

That was amazing. Great man.

2 days ago

Grenfell Tower fire next Jon! Cos innocent people got shafted there too! We need someone like this to make Parliament pay attention!

2 days ago

playing the victim.

2 days ago

That's what real patriotism looks like!!!!

2 days ago

I feel fortunate not to live in America. It’s a shameful country.
‘Never Forget’, yeah right; patriotism is a lie.

2 days ago

All infotainers ever do is complain and we Americans are starting to think that’s what action looks like. I’ve never seen someone talk so much while saying so little. All he did was highlight a problem, call a group out for it, and offer no solution.

3 days ago

He should be president

3 days ago

Israel were behind 11/9 and USS Liberty.

3 days ago

Congress is paid to much !! Lower their salaries DRASTICALLY and give that money to the first responders fund

3 days ago

Not only are these first responders facing death but be our living a diminished quality of life compared to what they were before they were exposed to all that hazardous poisonous pollution.  May leaders souls and spirits never rest in peace until we improve upon and maintain the quality of life for all especially first responders Army Navy Marines special forces firefighters emergency personnel and those who enforce laws that make it a better world.

3 days ago

Politicians dont care about us, they're only in it to line their own pockets. We need to wake up and realize this.

3 days ago

Perfect example why the country is in desperate need of a national health care. Enough of big pharmaceutical companies profits, it's time to care for our people!

3 days ago