The 44th season of the comedy show Saturday Night Live opened on Sunday night with a skit focusing on the man who has been at the center of a heated public debate in recent days: Brett Kavanaugh.
Hollywood actor Matt Damon stepped into the shoes of the judge U.S. President Donald Trump has insisted to nominate for the U.S. Supreme Court despite complaints by different women that Kavanaugh has sexually assaulted and/or harrassed them.
After a 45 minute delay, Damon enters and claims that complaints that he assaulted women are part of a plot by Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, U.S. comedian Kathy Griffin and the journalist Ronan Farrow, who he dubbed "Ronen Sinatra" (a nod to a comment by his father, director Woody Allen, who once said that Ronen may actually be the son of Frank Sinatra).
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Last Thursday, Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, both testified in front of the Senate's Judiciary Committee. In her testimony, Ford claimed that Kavanaugh tried to assault her when she was a high school student.
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The White House has ordered the FBI to conduct a week-long investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh. The decision means a final vote on his nomination before the Senate will only take place this week, after the investigation is concluded.