Listen: Jon Stewart chokes up, slams lawmakers at hearing on 9/11 first responders fund
"Wanna talk about Jon Stewart did. When he was speaking to that congressional committee about funding for nine eleven first responders, look, I know that we're here in New York. We are just blocks away from what was ground zero where all the first responders were all responding on nine eleven and we're there for months after working on the pile as they call it and, you know, at a lot of people, the most important people in New York City lost their lives that day with the falling of the towers and everything else involved with nine eleven. But for the months and years, to come people with diseases that they are still are, and so a lot of Jon Stewart's issue. And I totally agree is, he's afraid that congress who needs to be getting money to these people to help them survive. They're accusing us of complaining about a New York City problem. This happened in New York. And so it should be a New York. No, it's these people responding to a national tragedy that happened the day. So I don't know. If you've had a chance, it's been a couple of days if you haven't had chance to see John Stewart speaking to congress. Wow. Talk about a great American. I mean what he had to say in the passion behind. It was so beyond what New Yorkers need. What nine eleven victims need. It's what we all need to pay attention to the things that have happened in this country that are important. And so, John, I think the last time we saw him. He was on our show for Saint Patrick's Day morning. He was on your show. Di he I don't know if he's still smokes back, then he was smoking every five seconds, remember. Yup. Anyway, if we had more people talking to our legislators like Jon Stewart, did, I think we'd be in a better place, anyway. So a shadow to New Yorker in Tribeca Jon Stewart, but, but he's an American. He did a great job"