What’s wrong with the ‘Kimmel Test,’ point by point

What’s wrong with the ‘Kimmel Test,’ point by point

Posted September 22, 2017 11:38 AM by Nate Madden
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Earlier this week, the GOP’s last-ditch Obamacare relief effort failed its highest-profile test yet — that of late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. In an impassioned and extended monologue on his show, Kimmel trashed the Graham-Cassidy bill and accused Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., of lying to him.

Experience with his son’s need for multiple open-heart surgeries inspired Kimmel to wade into the murky waters of health care policy, and he blasted the Graham-Cassidy bill for failing the “Kimmel Test” (a term Cassidy initially coined).

But while Jimmy Kimmel’s emotions are unmistakable and understandable, it doesn’t mean his expectations are grounded in reality.

This week on the “Capitol Hill Brief,” we cut through the Kimmel Test, point by point.

Nate Madden is CRTV’s congressional correspondent. Follow him @NateMaddenCRTV or send tips to nmadden@crtv.com.