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 McCainCongress must use bipartisan oversight as the gold standard The Hill's Morning Report — Ford, Kavanaugh to testify Thursday as another accuser comes forward Trump hits McCain on ObamaCare vote 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 GrahamGOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week Press: Judge Kavanaugh must withdraw Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing' MORE (S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyOvernight Health Care: GOP plays defense over pre-existing conditions | Groups furious over new Trump immigration proposal | Public health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Overnight Health Care: Opioids package nears finish line | Measure to help drug companies draws ire | Maryland ObamaCare rates to drop Overnight Health Care: HHS diverts funds to pay for detaining migrant children | Health officials defend transfers | Lawmakers consider easing drug company costs in opioids deal 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.

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“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.