CHIP “always had bipartisan support. But this year, they let the money for it expire while they work on getting tax cuts for their billionaire and millionaire donors.”
That was even too much democracy dying in darkness for the Washington Post to handle:
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 13, 2017
“Fact-checking Jimmy Kimmel on CHIP funding” https://t.co/EzlaZfENxZ
— AshLee Strong (@AshLeeStrong) December 13, 2017
Kimmel has been shown to have received talking points from Chuck Schumer, so maybe WaPo should direct this truth bomb to the NY senator as well:
Again, Kimmel’s frame of reference is off. CHIP funding is being negotiated even as Congress is debating a tax plan. Both the House and Senate have signaled they support reauthorization of CHIP. The impasses over funding had led to some uncertainty in a handful of states, but there is no immediate crisis — and the recent stopgap funding bill provides flexibility to keep CHIP programs running in states.
The bottom line: CHIP is completely unrelated to the tax legislation; in fact, it won’t be and was never going to be part of the tax bill. Congress is able to work on several issues at once — and most of the outstanding issues get wrapped up just before important holidays.
However, nobody’s going to hold their breath waiting for an on-air Kimmel correction.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 13, 2017
When even the Washington Post isn't buying your bullshit you know it's bad. You @jimmykimmel are propagandist and mostly full of shit. Hopefully the rest of the world takes notice. https://t.co/czlTQj7oZe
— George Templeton (@rodentpolitics) December 13, 2017
Don't get your political news from unfunny late night hosts. Kimmel is an idiot and liar. https://t.co/JIWWDzKbLg
— Brian Garst (@BrianGarst) December 13, 2017