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Guess Who Helped Jimmy Kimmel With His Health Care Rant

The comedian had some help in going after efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

During the last week, night show host Jimmy Kimmel attacked Republican Senators for their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare in his nightly monologues. The comedian especially went after Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a designer of the current GOP replacement, because the senator had appeared on Kimmel’s show.

Kimmel presented his rants as possessing personal, delicate reasons, but it turns out that the highest levels of Democratic leadership were calling the plays.

From The Daily Beast:

Behind the scenes, the ABC star was getting an assist. Kimmel and his team were in touch with health care officials, charities and advocacy groups, multiple sources told The Daily Beast. He also was in touch with the office of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) who, according to a source familiar with their conversations, “provided technical guidance and info about the bill, as well as stats from various think tanks and experts on the effects of [Graham-Cassidy].”

Instead of disclosing his Democratic talking points, Kimmel portrayed himself as a concerned citizen who did his own research, misleading his fans while Chuck Schumer pulled the strings from behind the curtains.