Pressure is on! Heritage Foundation lays down a challenge for Jimmy Kimmel … will he bite?

Will Jimmy Kimmel put his money where his mouth is?

Heritage Action hopes so and has issued a formal invitation to the late night television host.

The grassroots group, the sister organization to conservative think tank, The Heritage Foundation, offered Kimmel an opportunity to attend a “policy briefing” to enlighten him about health care.

The health care issue has apparently spiraled into a debate between Kimmel and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., who has co-sponsored the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. Kimmel has a personal take on the topic as his son was born in April with a serious heart issue that has required surgery.

Kimmel has used his late night television platform to rip into Cassidy, whom he accused of lying because he vowed not to support any legislation that wouldn’t guarantee affordable healthcare to families, especially if they had children with pre-existing medical conditions. Cassidy later referred to such legislation as passing the “Jimmy Kimmel test.”

The TV host has also blasted Republicans and President Trump, saying recently that he doubted if the president had even read the legislation.

“He doesn’t know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid,” Kimmel said in his monologue. “He barely knows the difference between Melania and Ivanka.”

Kimmel has also had a war of words with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, calling him a “phony little creep” after criticism leveled at his monologues on healthcare.

Kilmeade replied to Kimmel’s low blows with a classier response, wishing his son well and encouraging the late night star to learn more about the proposed bill.

Kimmel has acknowledged that he is not a healthcare expert though that has not stopped his pontificating on the subject.

“I think those people forget Bill Cassidy named this test after me. Am I supposed to just be quiet about that?” he said.

So Heritage Action stepped in to help fill in the gaps for Kimmel, offering to educate the 49 year-old comedian because “it’s important to hear the conservative solutions to health care.”

Kimmel has an open invite apparently as the meeting is scheduled for “when you’re ready to get the facts on healthcare.”

Heritage Action CEO, Michael Needham, told Kilmeade that Kimmel does not understand the proposed health care bill and is “slandering those who support it.”

No telling if Kimmel will accept the offer but Twitter users were already putting money on the line.

Many, however, did not have that much faith.

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