After a Jimmy Kimmel monologue Tuesday night criticizing the latest GOP attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Senator Bill Cassidy appeared on CNN’s New Day Wednesday to respond. He told host Chris Cuomo, “I’m sorry [Kimmel] does not understand.”
Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade also felt compelled to take Kimmel to task Wednesday morning, referring to him as a Hollywood elite pushing his politics on this country. Bill cosponsor Senator Lindsay Graham chose to respond like President Trump did on Twitter.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 21, 2017
Wednesday night, Kimmel clapped back.
“Oh, I get it. I don’t understand because I’m a talk-show host, right? Well then, help me out. Which part don’t I understand? Is it the part where you cut $243 billion from federal health-care assistance? Am I not understanding the part where states would be allowed to let insurance companies price you out of coverage for having pre-existing conditions? Maybe I’m not understanding the part of your bill in which federal funding disappears completely after 2026? Or maybe it was the part where the plans are no longer required to pay for essential health benefits, like maternity care or pediatric visits?”
“Or the part where the American Medical Association, The American College of Physicians, The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Hospital Association, The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Association, The American Heart Association, Lung Association, Arthritis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, ALS, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and The March of Dimes, among many others, all vehemently oppose your bill?” he continued.
Which part of that am I not understanding? Or could it be, Senator Cassidy, that the problem is that I do understand, and that you got caught with your G-O-Penis out? Is that possible? Because it feels like it is.”
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