Jimmy Kimmel slams Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday went off on Sen. 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.), one of the architects of the latest GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare, claiming the lawmaker lied about his intentions to pass affordable health care.

Kimmel’s comments came during an impassioned monologue directed at the senator, who said in the past that any ObamaCare replacement must be able pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test.”

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That phrase, which Cassidy himself coined, was a reference to a heartfelt plea Kimmel made in support of ObamaCare after learning his son had been born with a heart defect.

But on Tuesday Kimmel accused the senator of backpedaling, arguing the new repeal-and-replace bill being pushed by Cassidy and fellow GOP Sen. 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.) neglected to fulfill any of the promises Cassidy had made in the past.

“Your child with the pre-existing condition will get the care he needs if — and only if — his father is Jimmy Kimmel. Otherwise, you might be screwed,” Kimmel said, drawing laughs from the audience.

He went on to say how Cassidy had in the past promised coverage for all, no discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, lower premiums for middle-class families and no life-time caps.

“And guess what? The new bill does none of those things,” Kimmel said.

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

He went on to urge Republican Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGun proposal picks up GOP support Giffords, Scalise highlight party differences on guns Agricultural trade demands investment in MAP and FMD MORE (Maine), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiRepublicans jockey for position on immigration GOP senator knocks Trump: 'Not a fan of governing by tweet' How the effort to replace ObamaCare failed MORE (Alaska) and 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 (Ariz.) to prevent the passage of the Graham-Cassidy bill, just as they did with the previous GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“I hope they have the courage and good sense to do that again with this one,” Kimmel said.