Jimmy Kimmel Responds to 'Very Sick and Sad' Critics of Health Care Plea

After taking a week off from hosting duties to spend time with his newborn son, Jimmy Kimmel returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night with a few choice words for his critics.

Kimmel, of course, recently made headlines for his emotional May 1 monologue, in which he detailed his son’s congenital heart condition and made a plea for bipartisan collaboration on health care — a speech that wasn’t well-received by some conservatives.

“I cannot count the number of times I’ve been called an out-of-touch, Hollywood elitist creep this week,” Kimmel told his audience, before joking, “I would like to apologize for saying that children in America should have health care. It was insensitive.”

After calling out some of his “very sick and sad” critics — particularly former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who said late-night comedians are too angry at Trump to be funny — Kimmel turned his attention to the U.S. Senate, “where hopefully some kind of common sense will prevail” regarding the GOP’s American Health Care Act.

Enter U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who appeared via satellite for an interview with Kimmel and proposed a way for the AHCA to be “an American plan — not Democrat, not Republican, an American plan. That’s where we need to be.”

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