Jimmy Kimmel has come to the realization that Senator Bill Cassidy is a big fat liar, and that he was used by Cassidy to legitimize his current plan.
After showing Cassidy sincerely claiming he wants his bill to pass the "Jimmy Kimmel test," Kimmel agreed in principle that it might pass that.
"Your child with a pre-existing condition will get the care he needs, if and only if as his father is Jimmy Kimmel," he said. "Otherwise you might be screwed."
Kimmel then reviewed what Cassidy claimed he wants; namely, coverage for all, no discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, lower premiums for middle class families, and no lifetime caps.
"And guess what? The new bill does none of those things," Kimmel said.
After telling the audience that this bill is "worse than the one Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and John McCain torpedoed over the summer," he expressed his sincere desire for them to "have the good sense to do that with this one."
"They're trying to sneak this scam of a bill they cooked up...they don't even want you to see it," he observed.
Kimmel warned everyone that they're hoping no one pays attention, that they treat it like "an iTunes service agreement."
"And this guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied right to my face!"
For a guy who makes his living making people laugh every night, Kimmel sure did hit the nail on the head here. Cassidy is a liar, a cheat, and he used Kimmel and his infant son to try and pull the wool over everyone's eyes.
I'm glad he called it out.
Now there's a new Kimmel test for Senator Cassidy: It's called a "lie detector." Good luck, Senator Cassidy. You're going to need it.