Last night, late night host and vocal healthcare advocate Jimmy Kimmel celebrated victory after Senate Republicans announced they would not be voting on the new Graham-Cassidy health care bill after several Senators stated they would not support it. Sporting the most shit-eating of shit-eating-y grins, Kimmel rejoiced in the bill’s DOA status.
Last week, Kimmel dedicated several monologues to the health care debate, arguing against it and calling Senator Cassidy a liar for excluding much of what he promised to keep in the bill. Kimmel thanked everyone who called their representatives to speak out against the bill, before calling on politicians from both sides of the aisle to come together and create a bill that provides coverage for everyone, not just the wealthy. Slow. Clap.
Over the past few months, Jimmy Kimmel has become an unexpected leader against Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare. He’s regularly used his show as a platform for everyone in danger of losing coverage. Kimmel’s strong advocation for universal health care began after his son Billy had to undergo open heart surgery three days after he was born due to a congenital heart defect. The experience helped Kimmel realize that for many families, health care is not just a political issue, it’s a matter of life and death.
Later on the show, Kimmel kept things a bit lighter when he talked to Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg about his favorite parts about becoming a dad, as Samberg’s wife Joanna Newsom gave birth to their daughter in August. The SNL alum admitted one of his favorite aspects of being a dad is getting to fully embrace dad fashion, highlighted by the fact that he was proudly rocking a pair of Steph Curry’s famously dorky shoes.
Samberg also said that loves getting to watch his daughter make farting noises, although he’s a bit worried that he’s already taught her everything he knows. We’re pretty sure Samberg will handle this whole dad thing fantastically, as long he always remembers to get that diaper money.