Saturday Night Live never shies away from political commentary and the long-running comedy show did so in short order this weekend, dedicating its cold open to Kavanaugh's confirmation in a sketch that is both over-the-top and hauntingly, gut-wrenchingly real at the same time.
The premise of the sketch is simple: CNN sends chief political correspondent Dana Bash (played by Heidi Gardner) to the Republican "locker room" as they celebrate their team win in confirming Kavanaugh to the highest court in the country. In an ESPN-esque scene, various top Republicans stop by to celebrate their victory, gloat, and make tone deaf comments about #MeToo protestors.
"Republicans read the mood of the country, we could tell that people really wanted Kavanaugh," Beck Bennett said as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a perfect impression of the senator. "Everyone's pumped — from white men over 60 to white men over 70.
It was Kate McKinnon's appearance as Sen. Lindsey Graham though that really cut deep, perfectly explaining why this decision has been so frustrating and heartbreaking for many Americans.
"We made a lot of women real worried today but I'm not getting pregnant, so I don't care," McKinnon's Graham said.
Yup. Seems about right.
McKinnon's Graham also referenced the #MeToo movement and the protestors who stormed the Capitol this week, fighting against Kavanaugh's appointment.
"They've been there for us all week cheering, screaming outside our offices," McKinnon said as Graham.
"I'm sorry, you think those were fans?" Gardner-as-Bash asked her, looking appropriately confused and concerned.
"Oh yeah, for sure and I know that they agree with us 'cause they are shouting out 'me too'," McKinnon's Graham replied.
Watch the full sketch for yourself below: