Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office offered Jimmy Kimmel “technical guidance” to assist the talk show host in his vendetta against Republicans’ most recent attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Schumer’s office “provided technical guidance and info about the bill, as well as stats from various think tanks and experts on the effects of [Graham-Cassidy],” a source familiar with their conversations told the Daily Beast.
Kimmel, who thrust himself into the health care debate by broadcasting his son’s medical issues in May, has established himself as an influential voice in the fight against the Obamacare repeal effort.
Kimmel chastised Cassidy during three successive episodes of ABC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel,” for his sponsorship of the Cassidy-Graham bill. Kimmel argued Cassidy failed to follow through on his vow to only support legislation that ensures care for seriously ill infants like Kimmel’s son, a vow Cassidy made during a recent appearance on ABC’s “The Jimmy Kimmel Show.”