Jimmy Kimmel shared a heartbreaking story on his late night earlier this week about his son William being born with a heart defect, but not every is wiping their eyes with a tissue.
While teary eyed, the talk show host and funny man spoke about how his newborn seemed fine when born, but then a nurse noticed he was purple, which is not common. It turns out he required open heart surgery immediately, and Jimmy said he and his wife quickly sent him to a children's hospital, where he received the necessary treatment. He's now home and well, but does need two more surgeries down the line.
Jimmy then encouraged viewers to hold politicians accountable for health care issues. But now, some are saying that he should not have praised government run health care.
"Sorry Jimmy Kimmel: your sad story doesn't obligate me or anybody else to pay for somebody else's health care," former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday. "Got no problem with @jimmykimmel tearing up & getting political. Got a big problem with: 'We need gov-run healthcare cuz of my sad story.'"
And radio host and former Republican Representative Joe Walsh was not pleased either. "Sorry Jimmy Kimmel: your sad story doesn't obligate me or anybody else to pay for somebody else's health care," he tweeted.
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