Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has become one of the most honest voices when it comes to the ongoing health care discussion. Recently, he took aim at a bill led by senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham.
Cassidy responded to Kimmel’s criticism during an interview on CNN’s New Day Wednesday morning, which drew even more comments from the comedian.
“I don’t want to turn this into a Kanye-and-Taylor-Swift-type situation, but when Senator Cassidy was on my show in May, he told me that he believed that every American family regardless of income should be able to get quality health care,” Kimmel said.
“And I believed he was sincere. Sadly, the bill he unveiled last week with Senator Lindsey Graham indicates that he was not sincere. It is, by many accounts, the worst health care bill yet.”
Kimmel also took shots at Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, who was one of his toughest critics after the initial segment aired. Kimmel ethered Kilmeade and called him out for being a phony, wannabe member of the Hollywood elite.
“Oh, he’s such a fan,” Kimmel said. “I think he’s been on the show. He follows me on Twitter; he asked me to write a blurb for his book, which I did; he calls my agent looking for projects. He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite. The only reason he’s not a member of the Hollywood elite is because nobody will hire him to be one. And you know, the reason I’m talking about this is because my son had an open-heart surgery, then has to have two more, and because of that I learned that there are kids with no insurance in the same situation.
“I don’t get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep. Oh, I’ll pound you when I see you. That will be my blurb for your next book: ‘Brian Kilmeade is a phony little creep.’”
Ouch, that’s going to sting.
You can watch Kimmel’s opening monologue below: