Jimmy Kimmel Thanks Sen. Susan Collins for ‘No’ on Trumpcare: ‘We Are All in Your Debt’

Late-night host praises politician “for putting people ahead of party”

Jimmy Kimmel expressed his appreciation on Monday after Sen. Susan Collins said she does not plan to vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Trumpcare.

“Thank you @SenatorCollins for putting people ahead of party,” Kimmel tweeted. “We are all in your debt.”

Collins joins Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., as Republican “no” votes against the bill that would repeal Obamacare. This prevents the party from hitting the needed 50 votes, unless one of the dissenters has a change of heart.

Kimmel previously hailed McCain as a “hero” for announcing that he will not vote for the bill.

The late-night host has been an outspoken critic of the legislation in recent days, saying that Sen. Bill Cassidy lied to him about his health care plans during a previous visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Kimmel became part of the health care debate earlier this year when he announced that his newborn son, Billy, had undergone open-heart surgery, leading the ABC personality to emphasize the importance of accessible medical treatment.

The messages from Kimmel and Sen. Collins are below.