Beth Chapman Praises Jon Stewart for Defending 9/11 First Responders in a Passionate Speech
Beth Chapman from the show 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' retweeted an ABCNews post commenting and cheering Jon for his speech in the Congress. In her publication, she also shared a 5-minute video with part of Stewart's speech.
Jon Stewart received a standing ovation from first responders of September 11, after criticizing lawmakers for not funding programs that provide health care to first responders.
Beth usually shares these kinds of posts where you can see that they are providing support to humanitarian causes with which they identify and show solidarity. Sometimes she has a very critical stance with what she considers injustices.
At the congressional hearing, Jon Stewart demonstrated a passionate conviction for men and women who are currently sick from exposure to Ground Zero toxins. His testimony there has resonated throughout the country.
Stewart's speech was basically meant to spread like a forest fire before he uttered a single word. Even years after leaving The Daily Show, he remains one of the most influential hosts of the night, especially when it comes to politics.
Watch Jon Stewart's speech slamming Congress for its inaction supporting 9/11 victims and first responders.— CNN (@CNN) June 12, 2019
"What an incredible metaphor this room is. ... Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders, and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress." https://t.co/5iCYVC8ofu pic.twitter.com/r888ABynxK
Jon Stewart appeared before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, in support of a bill to continue funding the Victims' Compensation Fund of September 11.
The furious speech of the former presenter lasted almost 10 minutes and then went viral. That could be the reason why, in less than 24 hours, the House Judiciary Committee approved the bill.
‘You should be ashamed of yourselves.’ — Jon Stewart went off on Congress for not yet renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund pic.twitter.com/deQJUAwO14— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 12, 2019
Putting faces and names to the horrible events of that day is crucial to never forget the sacrifice that many men and women made, and continue to do.
The new Bill will expand financing for 70 years. Now that it has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer is asking Republican representatives to support him.
Full video of Jon Stewart's testimony today: https://t.co/6T30fQn3Nz— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) June 12, 2019
Stewart has been the champion of the Victims Compensation Fund of September 11 from the beginning; in fact, it was largely thanks to him that the bill was approved by Congress at the beginning of 2010.