“Saturday Night Live” Stars Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant portrayed Senators Lindsey Graham and the bearded Ted Cruz in the show’s opening sketch, impaling the recently completed impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
McKinnon’s Senator Graham danced to cheers over the acquittal earlier in the day he was interviewed by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson (Alex Moffat).
“The process is over and now we can go over it and focus on some serious problem – that locks Hillary (Clinton) in and sets beautiful Britney Spears free,” said Graham.
“The most important thing is that the good guys won again,” said Graham, pulling Bryant’s Senator Cruz in front of the camera.
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When Moffats Carlson said, “Can I say the beard works?” Bryants Cruz replied, “Well, you’d be first.”
The two senators attempted to praise Trump’s defense attorneys as the sketch shifted to repetitions of past missteps by the legal team.
Lawyer Bruce Castor (Mikey Day) appeared in the Senate and said, “I want to apologize for being unprepared the last time I was here. Wife bought Decaf. But I promise to make it up to you now.”
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He then made a series of missteps, praising the charges and declaring “crushed it” before allowing his lawyer to speak Michael van der Veen (Pete Davidson).
“This is the worst that can happen to the house in a couple of weeks,” Davidsons van der Veen said of the process. “Now the house wants to bring witnesses about Zoom? Zoom? I can’t afford Zoom. Do you think I’ll get paid for it?”
“If you think Donald Trump called the word ‘fight’ a crime, I invite you to watch this tape,” said Davidsons van Der Veen, playing a clip with a number of characters in the movie who said ‘fight’ – including Minions and Jar Jar Binks.
The last guest was Senator Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett), who broke down on Trump and admitted, “I think he’s guilty as hell. And the worst person I’ve ever met. And I hope every city, county, and everyone State locks (him) Ahhh, God, that felt good. I’ve been holding this on my neck for four years. “
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