As Washington D.C. lawmakers attempt to pass a spending bill by Friday’s deadline and avoid a government shutdown, Jimmy Kimmel addressed the contents of the GOP plan, likening parts of it to “one giant bag of horse shit.”
Kimmel’s biggest issue: the inclusion of CHIP, a health care program for children from low-income families. During his Thursday monologue, the late night host argued that continued funding for the health care program should have been voted on and approved separately rather than lumped in with other more partisan proposals, such as increased funding for the military.
“All Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell had to do is put it up for a vote and it would have been a done deal, but they decided to use it as a bargaining tool instead, so now we’re on the brink of the whole government shutting down.”
In the past year, Kimmel’s used his platform to rally for affordable health care, often drawing from his own experiences as a father of a sick child to bolster his arguments. In December, he took a week off from his show to be with his young son Billy, who recently underwent heart surgery.