Jimmy Kimmel slams Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday went off on Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck Overnight Health Care: Key Trump drug pricing proposal takes step forward | Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic loses bid for license | 2020 Democrats to take part in Saturday forum on abortion rights The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Trump calls off Iran strike at last minute 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 GrahamGOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks Trump urged to quickly fill Pentagon post amid Iran tensions 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 CollinsMaine House speaker announces challenge to Collins Senate seat GOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks MORE (Maine), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiGOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks Overnight Defense: Officials brief Congress after Iran shoots down drone | Lawmakers fear 'grave situation' | Trump warns Iran | Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales | Bombshell confession at Navy SEAL's murder trial The 7 GOP senators who voted to block all or part of Trump's Saudi arms sale MORE (Alaska) and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainVeterans group to hand out USS John McCain T-shirts for July 4 on the National Mall Will we ever have another veteran as president? Meghan McCain clashes with Joy Behar as the 'sacrificial Republican' on 'The View' 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.