Republican lawmakers hold a raucous victory party celebrating Kavanaugh's confirmation in 'SNL' cold open

NBC‘Saturday Night Live’ featured Republican lawmakers holding a victory party for Kavanaugh’s confirmation in its cold open.
  • “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open portrayed Republican lawmakers celebrating Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court with a victory party in the “GOP locker room.”
  • A CNN anchor interviewed Republican senators Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) and Lindsey Graham (Kate McKinnon), as well as Democratic senator Chuck Schumer (Alex Moffatt).
  • Watch the full sketch below.

“Saturday Night Live’s” cold open portrayed Republican lawmakers holding a raucous victory party celebrating Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh was sworn in earlier on Saturday following congressional hearings where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school and a week-long FBI investigation.

“Don, I’m here in the GOP locker room where the mood is nothing short of euphoric,” said Heidi Gardner, playing CNN’s Dana Bash, surrounded by Republican senators dancing and exchanging back slaps.

“Everyone’s pumped, from white men over 60 to white men over 70,” Beck Bennett’s Mitch McConnell said.

Kate McKinnon’s Senator Lindsey Graham offered the CNN anchor a “Kavanaugh World Champion hat.”

“We made a lot of women real worried today, but I’m not getting pregnant so I don’t care,” she joked.

Snl kavanaughNBCHeidi Gardner as CNN’s Dana Bash interviews Kate McKinnon as Lindsey Graham.

McKinnon also thanked the “fans” who “have been there for us all week, cheering and screaming outside of our offices” – a reference to protestors who flooded the Capitol building in response to Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

“I know that they agree with us because they’re shouting out ‘Me Too,'” she said.

Senator Chuck Schumer, played by Alex Moffat, provided commentary on behalf of the Democrats.

“We thought this time would be better than the Anita Hill hearing because Dr. Ford was white, but then it turned out Brett Kavanaugh was white too and we were completely blindsided by that,” he said.

Watch the full “SNL” cold open below:


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