On Tuesday, news spread throughout the capital that the Graham-Cassidy bill was dead. So on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host reacted to the news. “I haven’t been this happy about something being dead since bin Laden.”
“On behalf of my family, especially my son Billy, I want to sincerely thank those of you who called your representatives, made your voices heard, and got involved to help smother this cruel piece of legislation. I bet the walls of the Oval Office are filled with dozens of tiny little fist holes today.”
While Kimmel may have been a big reason for the outcry against the bill, it died because Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) refused to vote for it. In response, Trump attacked McCain by calling him a flip-flopper.
“The idea that Donald Trump would criticize anyone for changing his position is very rich — it’s definitely richer than he is,” he said. “Donald Trump has more flip-flops than a Jimmy Buffett concert.”
In thinking of how Republicans might move forward with healthcare legislation, Kimmel has some advice. “I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes you have to think inside the box,” he said. “This isn’t about sides, it’s about people who are sick.”