Hollywood is praising John McCain on Friday after the Arizona Senator said he does not plan to vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
“Thank you @SenJohnMcCain for being a hero again and again and now AGAIN,” Jimmy Kimmel wrote.
“A hero once again,” said Rob Reiner. “Hopefully this will encourage other senators to have courage and kill this abomination once and for all.”
“This is 3rd Time I’ve Watched You Take The High Road,& Pick The American Ppl over Politics,” Cher tweeted.
This follows McCain’s statement saying that he does not plan to support the bill that would repeal Obamacare.
“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” McCain wrote.
Kimmel has been an outspoken critic of the bill in recent days, saying that Sen. Bill Cassidy lied to him about his health care plans during a previous visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
The late-night talk show host became part of the health-care debate earlier this year when he announced that his newborn son, Billy, had undergone open-heart surgery, leading Kimmel to emphasize the importance of accessible health care.
McCain is now one of two Republican “no” votes on the the bill, along with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Only one more Republican senator needs to vote no in order to kill the bill, though right now the legislation can still pass with 50 votes and Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie.
The messages from McCain and Kimmel are below.