Jon Stewart chokes up, slams lawmakers at hearing on 9/11 first responders fund

Jon Stewart's latest impassioned plea to help 9/11 first responders sickened by the attack is giving the issue new urgency in Washington. Dozens of police, firefighters and others joined Stewart at an emotional Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday where the former "Daily Show" host blasted Congress for allowing a fund that was set up to pay for their health care run short of money. Nancy Cordes reports. Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: Download the CBS News app on iOS HERE: Download the CBS News app on Android HERE: Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! Each weekday morning, "CBS This Morning" co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil deliver two hours of original reporting, breaking news and top-level newsmaker interviews in an engaging and informative format that challenges the norm in network morning news programs. The broadcast has earned a prestigious Peabody Award, a Polk Award, four News & Documentary Emmys, three Daytime Emmys and the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast. The broadcast was also honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News division-wide coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.


Thaddeus Stevens
Thaddeus Stevens:
Jon Stewart is wasting his breath. Do you really think the United States Government gives a damn about you and me? For crying out loud, look at our war veterans! Look at our poor and elderly citizens!
Canyon Racer
Canyon Racer:
Yup, we never take care of the regular folks.....just the bankers and CEOs!
Yes Jon
Politicians tend to suck
Even worse when under the same roof.
Tiger Dragon
Tiger Dragon:
God bless the first responders.
Sean Breen
Sean Breen:
They purposely stopped caring about Americans to line their own pockets, first responders needs to Mitch McConnell needs a new boat? Obviously the senators needs are more important than the people there to protect them.
Voices Lost and Found
Voices Lost and Found:
Thanks Jon Stewart. This reminds me of how the Gulf War vets were treated.
a clarke
a clarke:
This is a #NoBrainer for the USA Congress😡 - Shame on them for #Forgetting9/11Survivors 😪 - Give the First Responders Survivors their Benefits. #NeverForget. #9/11BenefitsForever
Monkey Cat
Monkey Cat:
Jon Stewart great job!👍
Noob Tuber
Noob Tuber:
no shows : eric swalwell (CA) Madeline Dean (PA) Sylvia Garcia (TX) Veronica Escobar (TX) Louie Gohmert (TX) Jim Jordan (OH) Guy Reschenthaler (PA) Ben Cline (VA) Kelly Armstrong (ND)
Narrative Matrix
Narrative Matrix:
God Bless, John’s to bad our mainstream media is bought and paid for by the congressional military industrial complex.
Leonard Wells
Leonard Wells:
First time for everything! I actually agree with Him on this one!
bngr bngr
bngr bngr:
Why are the Saudis paying for this fund?
Panther 74 Escaping
Panther 74 Escaping:
And any confidence in the Federal Government continues to fall.
Dems and Repubs. BOTH of these parties need to go away ...... they are full of horrible people.
Trust and Believe we're going to find out the names of every sitting member of Congress who did not attend the 9/11 hearing and there will be repercussions
Hallands Menved
Hallands Menved:
Jon Steward!
Patricia Dileonardo
Patricia Dileonardo:
These 911 American First Responder Heroes were forgotten by Congress but we have not forgotten them. Thank you Jon Stewart. May God grant these sick and dying heroes everything they need. Yes, this does remind us of how our Gulf War veterans in our families were treated right out of the same playbook.
lasse karlsson
lasse karlsson:
jon stewart for president
Andrew Parks
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
Russell Davis
Russell Davis:
You learn quickly that in the end, most leaders see life as cheap.
Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas:
The members 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.
Adalberto Perez
Adalberto Perez:
Every time I hear ‘thank you for your service’ it makes me feel as empty as the soul of a society that uses profit as the measure of success. That society sees the politician with the largest campaign fund as the best candidate, and the poor as a burden to be discarded as these men that defend the most expensive real estate in the world, but New York landlords rarely care for their tenants.
Jerry Escobar
Jerry Escobar:
Jon for president
You tell em Jon!
Mannix C
Mannix C:
Michael Jean
Michael Jean:
Ok give them money asap
When they can blame each other they are present but when they are to blame themselves they are all absent. You have all the time for accusations and impeachment hearing but not no time for 911 respondents getting their health benefits which they are supposed to? many of them got health issues in the line work. Democrats talk about healthcare is a god given right, well where are you when 911 respondents are not getting theirs and they deserve it. They saved plenty of lives and risked their own lives during crisis.
Thunder Ryu
Thunder Ryu:
Over 1,100 people who died in the September 11 attacks have yet to be identified. It was a terrible day for everyone involved, and I’m thankful that we have people like the first responders willing to do what they know they need to do, even in such a terrible moment
Wheels Wisenheimer
Wheels Wisenheimer:
Too bad nobody cares about this country's military veterans as much as John Stewart cares about a city's fire fighters.
Ocasio Cortez wanted to give this speech but it wasn't written down for her to read
James Chaplin
James Chaplin:
Just watched this on a PBS vid. At the end it showed a close up of Nadler. He had no idea how to react until he looked around to see how others were. Didn't see any compassion at all. Congress is shameful under dem leadership. God bless
God Father
God Father:
Where was kamala, cory, chuck, nancy ,ilhar , and tilaib??
Lawney Malbrough
Lawney Malbrough:
So exactly how many first responders were injred and how long will their tretment last? If any of them are now diabled they shoukd be using their social security and medicare like other citizens. Ask any democrat and they will tell you that medicare is great. Just because yiu have feelinga for these people doesn't mean they should get unlimited mobey from the tax payers
Dudu Oson
Dudu Oson:
i wonder if he would be as emotional if he discovered it was his tribe that did 9/11
benny ballejos
benny ballejos:
What about all the NY residents who breathed in all the same material the responders did. Blame Bush.
Washable Junk
Washable Junk:
AOC says she wants a $4500 raise. We now where congress’ priorities are.
Meanwhile Democrats give themselves a raise Nancy Pelosi 24 million dollar mansion and her multimillion-dollar vineyards in Napa all bought with taxpayers money
Marco Deo
Marco Deo:
Great cause. I see why Congress doesnt want to help Stewart. He and Colbert made a living ridiculing congress for years.
Yousir Cantknow
Yousir Cantknow:
*Not all of us are New Yorkers.*
Why did Obama send 1.5 Billion in cash to Iran and use tax dollars to buy lazy people free phones instead of appropriating that money for first responders?? Why Did Obama hand out the "Presidential medal of Freedom" to his hollywood buddies instead of 1st responders?? Democrats wasting all that money boggles the mind.
Noel Stigma
Noel Stigma:
9/11 was a set up mock terrorist attack.
The government attacked its own people to fund a war for oil.
Jay Muller
Jay Muller:
And the reason nothing is getting done is because of Democrats spend all their time trying to impeach the best President we ever had.
denny chance
denny chance:
How's it feel you jack off to have things fall onto deaf ears. Proud of yourself now and thanks for helping divide us. Not funny is it!