Various newsrooms repeated late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional Monday monologue about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) without fact checking his claims.
Kimmel started off his Monday show with a monologue featuring his baby son, Billy, and argued for Congress to pass funding for CHIP, calling Republicans’ prioritization of tax reform over CHIP “disgusting.”
“I don’t know about you, I’ve had enough of this,” he said. “I don’t know what could be more disgusting than putting a tax cut that mostly goes to rich people ahead of the lives of children.”
The late-night host did not mention the House passed legislation to fund CHIP for five years last month despite opposition from Democrats, who opposed how the legislation was paid for. The bill, which passed 242-174, then headed to the Senate where little action has since been taken.
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