Watch Jon Stewart’s entire testimony before Congress for 9/11 first responders | New York Post
Jon Stewart’s legendary speech urging Congress to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund left many in tears yesterday. The former “Daily Show” host slammed government officials for their lack of concern about 9/11 first responders’ health.
“As I sit here today, I can’t help but think 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,” Stewart angrily explained. “Behind me a filled room of 9/11 first responders and in front of me a nearly empty Congress.”
His emotional words came after testimony from Luis Alvarez, a retired NYPD detective who, after responding to the 9/11 attacks, is on his 69th round of chemotherapy for liver cancer. Stewart received a standing ovation from the room, and praise from around the country for his impassioned efforts.
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