Jimmy Kimmel reached deep into his basket of Southern smears during his Thursday night monologue. While referencing Republican Sen. John Neely Kennedy’s support of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live called the Louisiana legislator “inbred.”
Using more Southern stereotypes, Kimmel suggested that if you’re opposed to Obamacare, Republicans must have retrieved you “out of the swamp.”
Kimmel showed viewers a clip of Kennedy accusing Kimmel, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, of being the biggest critics of the Graham-Cassidy legislation. Kennedy acknowledges that Kimmel might be “a funny guy” but suggested a stand-up comic might not be the best choice for health care advice.
“But I understand the gist of what he’s saying,” Kimmel said of Kennedy’s remarks. “I should not be the guy you go to for information about health care, and if these guys — like inbred John Kennedy — would tell the truth for a change, I wouldn’t have to.”