Stewart testified before a House Judiciary committee on Tuesday afternoon, speaking to the ongoing need to fund medical care for first responders who worked around the World Trade Center site on and after September 11, 2001.
“Five seconds. That’s how long it took for Fdny, for NYPD, for Port Authority, for Ems to respond to an urgent need from the public. Five seconds. Hundreds died in an instant. Thousands more poured in to continue to fight for their brothers and sisters,” Stewart said in an impassioned testimony before the committee. “They did their jobs with courage, grace, tenacity, humility. Eighteen years later, do yours.”
In the almost two decades since 9/11, Stewart has worked independently of his former “Daily Show” hosting duties to