Cindy McCain thanks Kimmel for 'kind words' on John: 'God bless your sweet baby'
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Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE, thanked late-night host Jimmy Kimmel for his “kind words” about her husband after the Arizona Republican announced his opposition to the GOP ObamaCare repeal bill.

In a statement Friday, John McCain announced his opposition to the bill, co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDurbin: I had 'nothing to do' with Curbelo snub Republicans jockey for position on immigration Overnight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ground over ObamaCare fix | Price exit sets off speculation over replacement MORE (S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyBen Shapiro: Who died and made Jimmy Kimmel Jesus? Dems look to turn ObamaCare tables on GOP in '18 Congress misses deadline to reauthorize childrens' health care program MORE (La.).

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," he said in a statement.

Kimmel praised McCain for his opposition to the bill, calling him a “hero.”

Kimmel has become the public face of the opposition against the Graham-Cassidy bill, sparring with Cassidy for not fulfilling his previous promise to support a bill that would pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test” by ensuring affordable care for all.


“Not only did Bill Cassidy fail the Jimmy Kimmel test, he failed the Bill Cassidy test. He failed his own test,” Kimmel said on Tuesday.

Kimmel delivered a passionate plea in favor of ObamaCare in May after revealing his son was born with a heart defect. He pushed lawmakers to find a bipartisan solution on healthcare that didn’t allow insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

“No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here,” Kimmel said at the time.