Former congressman Joe Walsh showed his true colors on Tuesday.
After an emotional opening monologue by Jimmy Kimmel during Monday night's broadcast in which he detailed the scary ordeal of his newborn son's heart defect and subsequent open heart surgery, Walsh tweeted out on Tuesday morning:
Sorry Jimmy Kimmel: your sad story doesn't obligate me or anybody else to pay for somebody else's health care.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) May 2, 2017
Kimmel had praised the Affordable Care Act during the 13-minute monologue, saying,
We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, but until a few years ago, millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all. Before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease, like my son was, there's a good chance you'd never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition.
Watch Jimmy's full monologue here:
Kimmel received an outpouring of support from fans following the show, including Barack Obama, who tweeted:
So when Walsh tweeted out his insensitive garbage, Twitter was quick to jump on him for his hypocrisy, noting his $117,000 child support scandal a few years back.
It's no surprise that Joe Walsh doesn't want to pay for Jimmy Kimmel's kid. He doesn't even pay for his own.— Dante Atkins (@DanteAtkins) May 2, 2017
Walsh wasn't gonna get off easy.
But let's all keep in mind that we're talking about former congressman Joe Walsh, NOT musician Joe Walsh.
Just to be clear...— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 3, 2017
Joe Walsh- Musician
Joe "Freedom" Walsh- Horrible man
Cup Of Joe- Coffee
Joe Mama- Great joke!
I certainly wouldn't want to share a name with the disgraced congressman.
And here's the kicker:
FYI...Joe Walsh is the guy that said he would get his musket if Trump didn't win.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 3, 2017
Also FYI...Trump blocked him on Twitter.