Jon Stewart Goes Off On Congress During 9/11 Hearing

Jon Stewart Goes Off On Congress During 9/11 Hearing

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  • Gumborevisited
    3 Month(s) Ago

    As an FDNY fireman who was there that day and served many more on tht pile. I cannot tell you how much his support means.

    And if you'd like to learn something... Jon is just carrying on the work of Ray Pfeifer. Look him up. Great fireman. Great man. And a man who fought till the very end to help others.

  • Briguy24
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I miss hearing him speak. I really hope he comes back we could all use a little more Jon right now.

  • SxLongshadow
    3 Month(s) Ago

    "They did their job... 18 years later DO YOURS." Thank you Jon.

  • -cannabliss-
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Jon Stewart is a patriot.

  • littletreesbigplaces
    3 Month(s) Ago

    That was a beautiful speech from Jon. If anyone has the time they should really give this video a full listen. He pulls no punches, and he cut all bullshit. He just went straight at Congress for their inaction, while calling out their hypocrisy for milking 9/11 sympathies on their twitter for political points.

  • [deleted]
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Jon gets really and truly emotional, he's shaking at some points.

    This is what we've all been up against for decades now. We scream and suffer into the face of silence.

  • iknowCatMan
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This was from today. A quote:

    "What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to ... behind me, 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. It's an embarrassment to the country, and it is a stain on this institution. And you should be ashamed of yourselves for those that aren't here, but you won't be. Because accountability doesn't appear to be something that occurs in this chamber."

  • TheLoooseCannon
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Al Qaeda didn't chant "DEATH TO TRIBECA!" He simplifies everything so perfectly. I was also so impressed when he points out all of the political well being and virtue signalling that was done off of the backs of these first responders.

  • bombinabackpack
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I miss Jon a lot. I feel like his tenure at daily show did SOMETHING to educate the youth and help keep the wheels from coming off for as long as possible.

  • President_Asterisk
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This video brought me to tears.

    Jon Stewart is a national treasure, and so are the first responders he's been fighting tirelessly for.

    They're the truest of heroes that our elected leaders promised to never forget, and we should all share in Jon's utter fucking rage that they've been forgotten.

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  • thought_first
    3 Month(s) Ago

    they did their job...18 years later DO YOURS!

    Stewart did his time but i'm sad that his shoes remain unfilled.

  • DankNastyAssMaster
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Never forget that Republicans filibustered this bill because they said it cost too much, and also said they'd let it pass if we extended the Bush tax cuts.

  • roninsoldier04
    3 Month(s) Ago

    I can't give enough credit to Jon. He's been doing this for 9 years

    3 Month(s) Ago

    Why were so many absent from the hearing?

    ETA: All Dems in subcommittee were present

  • justbanmyIPalready
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Jesus, let's put Stewart back on TV please. Or Netflix.

  • HABSolutelyCrAzY
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This dude just nailed a shower rant in REAL TIME in front of Congress. This is amazing. And fuck those who didn't show up.

  • SghettyCorn
    3 Month(s) Ago

    "And by the way, that's your job anyway"

    The tone and emotion of that statement was absolutely perfect. Don't tell us you can't make time for 9/11 responders because you have to do your job. This is your job.

  • gorgewall
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Folks after watching Chernobyl: Wow, it's super fucked up that the Soviets didn't take care of the responders to that disaster.

    Meanwhile, 9/11 responders...

  • updownkarma
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Mr. Stewart goes to Washington. Wow. He is such a powerful orator.

  • Sturnella2017
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Just to clarify, this speech is from TODAY, June 11th 2019???

  • NotThirstyEnough
    3 Month(s) Ago

    To draw a timely parallel, the Republican Party has neglected the 9/11 rescue workers in much the same way that the Soviets neglected the Chernobyl liquidators.

  • dudeinthepnw
    3 Month(s) Ago

    If an "entertainer" was going to be President why couldn't it have been Jon?

  • msixtwofive
    3 Month(s) Ago

    The amount of idiots blaming democrats in the youtube comments for this is astounding. The republican led senate has been blocking these bills for probably over a decade now. 9 years ago...

    [ Editing this out for now because I don't have time to research how watered down the final bill they passed in 2011 - I could have sworn the final 2011 bill was a bandaid to shut people up at best but I could totally be recalling this incorrectly ]( And Jon isn't wrong -his wholesale blaming is warranted here because the dems had obama as president and could have easily made this a bigger issue by making it a bigger issue on the national stage but never really did. ) [/Edit]

    This is one of the areas where you couldn't get a republican base member to say you're wrong and the dems never used that power to make sure it got done.

    Tbh this may be the only way to get this shit done anymore. Just blame them all and stop trying to blame one side or the other. The real tribalism in america is the haves and have nots. And the Haves are using the false dichotomy of left and right to keep us fighting each other instead of holding them all accountable.

    Are they both as accountable? No, the GOP is miles worse - but the Dems complacency and inability to take action so as to not stir the pot too much and piss off this or that major donor may be just as ugly sadly.

  • Qubeye
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Almost 3,000 Americans died in the towers.

    Operation Enduring Freedom had a casualty count of 2,346 military, four civilians, and 20,095 wounded.

    Operation Sentinel Freedom, 49 dead, 268 wounded.

    Operation Iraqi Freedom, 4,424 dead, 31,957 wounded.

    Operation New Dawn, 73 dead, 295 wounded.

    Operation Inherent Dawn, 62 dead, 64 wounded.

    We have spent roughly $8 trillion on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    It has now been almost 18 years since a national tragedy, and apparently Republicans can't even be bothered to show up for a meeting to try and give financial assistance to the guys who dug through the wreckage.

    "Both parties" my ass. I'm not saying the Democrats have, or would, make America into some sort of utopian society, but the Republicans have been blocking bills to provide relief to firefighters with cancer caused by showing up to do their job at a national tragedy for years.

  • Boh-dar
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Remember, when Republicans say "Never Forget 9/11", they don't mean to never forget the heroism of the first responders, because they legitimately could not care less about them.

    They mean "Never Forget" that we were attacked by Muslims.

    All they want is for our country to live in endless fear.

  • rumbrave55
    3 Month(s) Ago

    The no shows should be held publicly accountable. Where can we find the list of reps who weren't there and should have been?

  • BaronVonUnderpants
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Wow! I’m not American and don’t understand all of the things he spoke about, but that was one darn powerful speech!

  • nonaestet
    3 Month(s) Ago

    This needs to be plastered EVERYWHERE!

  • Matt2486
    3 Month(s) Ago

    "Al-Qaeda didn't shout, 'death to Tribeca'"

    Wow. Checkmate.

  • Ilikepancakes87
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Members of Congress are so quick to use 9/11 as some magical sign of their patriotism, but when it comes to putting their money where their mouth is, they literally don’t even show up.

    Thanks to one of my favorite Americans for using his platform for a noble purpose and to show everyone what patriotism really looks like. Shame on the congressmen and women who failed to do the same.

  • Layer8Pr0blems
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Wow. What a powerful speech. Brought me to tears. Thank you Jon Stewart for standing up for these brave Americans.

  • ThePathWasACircle
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Fucking hell, I miss this man.

    We need him now more than ever.

  • K33pMeHangin0n
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Can't or won't impeach Trump.
    Literally nothing being done to protect us from foreign attacks on our elections.
    Cannot even fucking fund care for 9/11 first responders.

    America is broken and in shambles.

  • Oscarfan
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Where the "Blue Lives Matter" folks at? Or was that all just racial bluster?

    EDIT: Wow, my first gold! Thanks whoever!

  • el-toro-loco
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Jon Stewart could run for President and win in a landslide.

    Change my mind

  • petgreg
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Jon Stewart, a knife for truth in all directions.

  • SteelxSaint
    3 Month(s) Ago

    Jon Stewart is a proper American

  • LindseyGrahmsBoyToy
    3 Month(s) Ago

    He spoke out for them after the attacks happened and the hoopla died down.

    A lot of people did, but he stayed. He stuck by them.

    Thank you Jon. They need you.

  • BananaMartian
    3 Month(s) Ago

    “It took 5 seconds for response, 5 seconds to do their job....18 years later, do yours.” so powerful.