"We're activating out entire network right now to push back against the Graham-Cassidy bill", said Leah Greenberg, the former Congressional staffer who launched Indivisible last November as a center of resistance against the Trump agenda. The Tuesday night monologue went viral and got around-the-clock coverage on cable news networks. "Oh, I'll pound you when I see you", Kimmel threatened. Speaking in reference to Cassidy's promise only to support a bill that does not penalize people for pre-existing conditions and does not include caps or high premiums, Kimmel stated that the new health care bill offers no such protections.
"The reason I found this comment to be particularly annoying is because this is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, who whenever I see him kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman", Kimmel said. 'Oh, he's such a fan of the show!' He follows me on Twitter. Is it the part where you cut $243 billion dollars from federal health care assistance? He calls my agent, looking for projects.
The last time the GOP tried to get its "skinny" Obamacare replacement bill passed, Kimmel shared a gut-wrenching story about his newborn son Billy having to get emergency open heart surgery. "He is dying to be a member of the 'Hollywood elite.' The only reason he's not part of the Hollywood elite is because nobody will hire him to be one". That would be my blurb for your next book: "Brian Kilmeade is a phony little creep". Guaranteed he gets on board.
Conservative tweeter Stephen Miller (not the White House's Stephen Miller) said Kimmel threatened to assault Kilmeade and called on his media brethren to stand up for him.
"There's no way President Trump read this bill that he says is great", the host said.
Kimmel became even more adamant in his verbal chastising of the Louisiana Senator, who probably would have rather been wrestling an alligator in a stinky Louisiana swamp than listening to Kimmel's unmerciful scolding: "Stop using my name".
Kimmel then played a clip from a Wednesday interview with Cassidy during which CNN's Chris Cuomo asked the senator about Kimmel's critique. It's like trying to imagine a dog doing your taxes.
'He's only heard from those on the left who are doing their best to preserve ObamaCare'.
And for those confused, as Kimmel was initially, about what the new bill stipulates, the host has a simple coffee barista sketch to boil down the big points.
The senator has spoken to Kimmel; he appeared on Kimmel's show back in May.
"I don't want to turn this into a Kanye-and-Taylor-Swift-type situation", Kimmel said, "but when Senator Cassidy was on my show in May, he told me that he believed that every American family regardless of income should be able to get quality health care". "It really does make a difference, and who knows maybe you'll meet somebody over the phone and fall in love?"