SNL: Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz weigh Trump Acquittal
Just hours after the Senate acquitted Donald Trump, Saturday Night Live mocked some of the Republicans who helped the former president avoid conviction.
The episode opened with a Fox News parody hosted by Tucker Carlson (played by Alex Moffat). After a loose collection of terrifying non-sequencing, Carlson did an interview with Kate McKinnon’s Senator Lindsey Graham.
“It’s a great day for 30 percent of America,” said Graham. “That trial was insulting and absurd – like a fucking episode from Rick and Morty.
“We all agree that the attack on the Capitol was a horrible thing, but just because the rioters shouted ‘fight for Trump’ doesn’t mean they mean Donald Trump,” argued Graham. “Could have been real Tiffanyheads, maybe even Eric Stan, I don’t know. Regardless, the process is over and now we can go over it and focus on the serious problems: lock Hillary up and free the beautiful Britney Spears. “
Graham was then accompanied by Trump lackey, Aidy Bryants Senator Ted Cruz.
“Like any impartial juror, we made it our business to meet with the defense attorneys to give them very simple legal advice like ‘Stop! ‘ and not!’ “Said Cruz. Graham added, “Ted and I are very proud of Trump’s lawyers, who are both partners in Cellino & Yikes law firm.”
What followed were excerpts from the trial with Trump’s attorneys Bruce Castor (Mikey Day), Michael van der Veen (Pete Davidson). The latter, whose name is allegedly Dutch for “Man of the Penis”, declared the impeachment proceedings to be “the worst that has been in the Senate Chamber in the history of … a few weeks”.
Finally, there was a one-on-one interview with Mitch McConnell (played again by Beck Bennett), who voted to acquit Trump.
“Everyone knows you can’t indict a former president,” he argued. “So we should have tried him earlier than I said we couldn’t.”
Finally, Carlson asked the Senate minority leader what he really thought of Trump. “I think he’s bloody guilty and the worst person I have ever met!” he answered. “I hope every city, every county and every state locks its ass!”
After removing this from his neck, McConnell revealed what he had planned for the Biden administration: “I don’t know about my coworkers, but I plan to stretch my hand across the aisle … and then wrench it back and over mine Shove hair and say “Too slow!”
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