Comedian and late night television host, Jimmy Kimmel, made a huge splash last week when he implored Congress to drop proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act, using a personal story about his newborn son’s open heart surgery.
But Kimmel’s story had logical flaws — namely, that no newborn would be denied critical care under the bill, only who would pay would change — and now, it’s no surprise why: Kimmel’s writers got an assist from Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer’s office.
Kimmel claims he would have spoken out against the bill regardless of the help, but it’s clear the late night host knew more about the bill than what he’d heard on the news — even if he watched only left-leaning media. Schumer’s office, sources told The Daily Beast, reached out to help Kimmel, providing “technical guidance and info about the bill, as well as stats from various think tanks and experts on the effects of [Graham-Cassidy],” weaponizing the late night host into their own personal lobbying machine.
Armed with his Democratic talking points, the late night host used his monologue to assail Republicans — including the president — and even Fox News hosts (at one point, threatening to “pound” Brian Kilmeade, who suggested Kimmel was a paid political operative). The monologues had an apparent effect, and Graham-Cassidy is likely dead on arrival.
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