According to a report from The Blast on Monday, late night host Jimmy Kimmel has been bulking up on his security for his Jimmy Kimmel Live! show tapings, including the addition of "highly-trained, off-duty police officers" at both the front and back entrances. Per the report:
Sources close to the show tell The Blast that ever since Kimmel re-ignited his campaign against the Republicans’ health care proposals, the comedian has had some issues with protestors at the show.
We’re told the show has responded by adding security to the tapings — increasing personnel at both the front and back entrances. According to our sources, the additional security consists of highly-trained, off-duty police officers.
On the same day as the report, Kimmel, in tears, ripped Republicans and the National Rifle Association (NRA) for what he portrayed as their role in the Las Vegas massacre which left 59 confirmed dead and over 500 people injured. According to the former Man Show host who just bulked up his own security, gun control is the answer, and if you disagree, you clearly want people to die in massacres.
"The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, the speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, a number of other lawmakers who won’t do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip, also sent their thoughts and their prayers today — which is good," said Kimmel, the former funny man who's now transformed into a secular cleric.
Then came the blood-on-their-hands bit:
"They should be praying," he said. "They should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country because it is so crazy."
Kimmel has given tearful monologues on his late night show before to push left-wing causes. In September, the host was reportedly given talking points from Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer's office on health care before he made his pitch to the American people using a story about his sick newborn son.