“Saturday Night Live” opened its show this weekend by skewering Fox News’ top-rated host Tucker Carlson and some of the U.S. Senate's top Republicans in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial.
“There’s a lot to cover tonight including the impeachment,” Alex Moffat’s Carlson began.
“So in place of my usual monologue, here’s a loose collection of scaremongering non sequiturs,” Moffat said skewering the culture war in the U.S. “Is AOC hiding in your house right now? I wouldn’t put it past her. Pronouns for dogs? Come on, everybody knows they’re boys. Pixar: Is it making our kids depressed or gay? Pick one!”
Kate McKinnon, playing South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham joined in, saying “Thank you, Tucker, it’s a great day for 30 percent of America.”
“We all agree the attack on the Capitol was a horrible thing. But just because the rioters were yelling ‘fight for Trump’ doesn’t mean they meant Donald Trump. Could have been some real Tiffany heads. Maybe some Eric stans? I don’t know!”
Moffat’s Tucker then went on to have Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Repubican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell join the show. While the Cruz character pledge his loyalty to Trump, McConnell took a different tactic.
“Everyone knows you cannot impeach a former president,” McConnell said. “That’s why we should have impeached him before, back when I said we couldn’t.”
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However, McConnell, played by Beck Bennett, finally let loose, “I think he’s guilty as hell. And the worst person I ever met. And I hope every city, county, and state locks his ass up. Oh God, that felt good! I’ve been holding that inside my neck for four years!”