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

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



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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  1. Loki Thor

    KUDOS and huge THANK YOU to Jon. He told them off in best way possible. Bless him for caring and for speaking out the truth
    Thank you to all first responders and their families.

  2. Pierre00

    “The ‘best’ country in the world” is the only industrialized nation where you can lose life savings and home because of health issues.

  3. Mike Magnum

    I've never liked Stewart and likely never will but I will back him 100% on this issue. It is UTTERLY SHAMEFUL that those sick people had to go sit in front of empty chairs because Congress is too busy trying to overthrow and unseat a DULY ELECTED President..and begging for more money, since $174,000 is apparently slave wages..to care about the American people. People have lost their sanity, reason, and humanity in the past few years because they're buying into the Mainstream media's propaganda machine. Our children are being perverted with gender confusion, graphic sexual "education," and LGBT propaganda. Americans are turning on each other, fighting in the streets, because they swallow the media and Hollywood's rhetoric that anyone who doesn't agree with OUR political viewpoint is a Nazi and a racist, despite the total lack of plantations, slave auctions, concentration camps, or piles of bodies supposedly killed by right wing extremism. Wake up, people. TURN OFF social media, TURN OFF the television, PUT DOWN your phones and reconnect with your humanity.

  4. white vanman

    From the UK, We watched in AWE as your 1st Responders drove and ran towards the Twin Towers as it was on fire and disintegrating. How quickly you have forgoten your Heroes who saved the American People SHAMEFUL… WILL THEY DO IT NEXT TIME? IM NOT SURE I WOULD.. GET INJURED SAVING OTHERS AND YOUR ON YOUR OWN in the USA!

  5. Nan Schmidt

    He is absolutely right. I move that we ask Trump to hold all pay for our congress until they start acting appropriately and DOING THEIR JOB!!!

  6. Cptkarma6

    so at the end when the people in the audience start clapping ~ Chairmen Nadler looks around, looks confused and then starts clapping for Jon Stewart berating his committee …. unbelievable

  7. Say What?

    Thank you Jon Stewart for caring for our First Responders, and reminding this Do Nothing Congress to do their jobs, it seems they could careless about Heros who are dying and yet illegals are given free Healthcare while our First Responders have to beg Congress for help. Shame on this Congress, most need to Go!!

  8. Andrew Parks

    No matter what side of politics you are on i think we can all agree Jon Stewart absolutely nailed it on the head. Everyone was saying we would never forget 9/11 and sadly too many of us have done exactly that, too many have forgotten those who died, and those rushed in to save people, were involved in search and rescue then came out sick and dying. As he said this isn't a New York thing but this is an American thing

  9. Call me Karl Marx Jr.

    Wonder where FOX and the flag loving right-wingers are, who constantly use 9/11 to justify wars, oppression and surveillance. No where to be seen, cos they all charlatans.
    Utterly shameful.

  10. MrVolksbeetle

    That was hard to watch. Jon did well to contain himself as much as he did. I doubt I would have been able to. Congress is a self interested cesspool of folks who don't care about the people and do not understand what it is to struggle just to live. Luckily, I can love this country and hove nothing but contempt for the government because they're not related. We are the people. We are the country. They have manipulated, swindled, stole and cheated their way to their lofty seats of power. Once the people realize that they are the ones holding them up, all that will be required is to let go.

  11. Emily Morgan

    Dear Jon Stewart, Your plea is eloquent, poignant and full of common sense…..but, alas, is it within the scope of possibility to ever get decent health care in the US……unless perhaps you run for office!!!!!

  12. Shannan Hallan

    I do not care for Jon Stewart's political views but, I applaud his authentic and powerful plea to help our Nation's Heroes and their families. "They should not have to choose between living or a place to live."

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  14. L. Wyse108

    The Bush administration helped mossad agents, along with loyal American and Israeli Zionists, to kill thousands of Americans, in an effort to demonize muslims, as well as manufacture consent from Americans to illegally occupy multiple middle eastern countries. This was all done so we can plunder their resources, establish MORE US military bases, and most importantly, help Israel get the land they claim was given to them by God. 🙄 Now it's almost 20 years later and we're still there, killing and being killed by fellow human beings that are just trying to defend their homelands.
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  15. Mo Ann

    Jon your a good man, the best I know. Thank you for your compassion and speaking up for these heroes. Is there a fund/website we can donate to?

  16. sonya nutter

    wasn't this bill turned down when another party was the majority? Not trying to create one is better than the other. I am saying, to condemn this house because of what the last occupants did is kinda like passing the buck. If in fact, it was the last house occupants then that's who should be shamed, along with passing the bill…

  17. Al Bundy

    i started calling the people on the house appropriations after reading about this. being that i'm in virginia i could call some of them who have offices out west as i read it when congress was done for the day. we should all do that when things like this happen. i disgraced them to their staff and told them to tell their bosses that they can be fired for not showing up to work just like the rest of us. man they're some arrogant people to do that to those who risked their lives for others. i tried to get the names of those who did not attend to publicly shame but it looks like they felt it on their own and passed the bill. Jon is great for this kind of work

  18. Lisa Jo Lampi

    These are the Congress members who couldn't be bothered by showing up. VOTE THEM OUT! Eric Swalwell (D) CA (and this guy is running for president!)
    Madeleine Dean (D) PA
    Sylvia Garcia (D) TX
    Veronica Escobar (D) TX
    Sheila Jackson (D) TX
    Louie Gohmert (R) TX
    Jim Jordan (R) OH
    Guy Reschenthaler (R) PA
    Ben Cline (R) VA
    Kelly Armstrong (R) ND

  19. Rom Augustine

    Jon Stewart you are a heart of gold you brought me 2 tears on 9/11 I couldn't stop watching on that horrible day 10hrs I was watching tears and fears even though I was in 🇨🇦 I salute those brave men and women who answered the call on that horrible day ✌️be with you all

  20. Boss Love

    Is there a 911 first responders go fund me anywhere? For this kind of stuff? They need money now! We all know how long the government takes!

  21. crblack1964

    First of all, why should this speech even have to take place? Kudos Mr. Stewart, good job. I believe it was powerful because it was delivered in a very non-partisan manner. Politicians could learn from this. The great center of this country is divided by the politics of the day even though the great center of this country yearns for leaders that find common ground and not those that seek to divide. When done well, it is inspirational. We need a moderate political "Messiah."

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