Senate Republicans do not intend to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, putting an end to their Obamacare repeal effort for now. The decision was reached Tuesday after it became clear the bill would fail. Three Senate Republicans had said they would vote against the measure, and the GOP could only afford two defections.
Last night Jimmy Kimmel spiked the ball:
“The truth is John McCain probably saved the Republican Party by doing this,” Kimmel said. “Because if you think Graham-Cassidy is unpopular now, wait until people have to live with it — or not live with it — then who gets blamed? The Republican Party.” After defending himself against criticism from outlets like Fox News, Kimmel brought up Collins’ defection and the apparent death of Graham-Cassidy.
“Thank you, Senator Collins. Maine needs affordable healthcare more than almost any state. You know, the sewers up there are filled with child-eating clowns,” Kimmel said, referring to the hit horror movie “It.” “The best news is now I can go back to talking about the Kardashians,” he said. Kimmel first threw himself into the debate in May after he said his newborn son, Billy, needed open-heart surgery hours after his birth.