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.
The New York Post is your source for breaking news, news about New York, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more.
Catch the latest news here:
Follow The New York Post on: