Scroll To Top

Kate McKinnon's Jeff Sessions Testimony Is Better Than the One He Gave

Kate McKinnon

McKinnon skewered Jeff Sessions' testimony with her impression on Late Night with Seth Meyers

This season Saturday Night Live provided a weekly outlet for the madness that occurred up through the election and in its aftermath. And now that it's on hiatus for the summer, its absence isn't only tough on the viewing public. Kate McKinnon, who had a stellar year portraying Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, and most recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is having an especially difficult time without the outlet to weigh in on politics, she told Seth Meyers on his show just hours after Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding Russia's interference with the 2016 election.

Of course, Meyers seized the opportunity to ask McKinnon to interpret the testimony as Sessions, whose actual testimony relied heavily on the "I can not recall" trope.

Happy for the opportunity to channel the events, McKinnon screwed up her mouth into Sessions' weird tiny v-shaped mouth or "turtle mouth" as she explained it to Meyers, and began to deliver a series of one-liners based on Sessions' testimony.

Skewering the AG's inability to remember how many times he'd met the Russian ambassador McKinnon said, "...And Sergey Kislyak, I only met him two times. Okay, three times... But the third, the third time was in a men's restroom and we was just talking about what a trial it is to get soap out of those electric soap dispensers."

When questioned about why he failed to take any action when former FBI Director James Comey expressed concern about one-on-one conversations with Donald Trump, Sessions essentially told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Comey could handle himself. But McKinnon's version of events was much more entertaining.

"As for Jim Comey, he asked me to keep Trump out of his way, and said I didn't respond," McKinnon said. "But the truth is, I didn't hear him. Now, this guy's about 6'8" and I had heard a sound above my head. I thought it was a cicada."

Watch McKinnon take on Sessions below.

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

Tracy E. Gilchrist