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On SNL, Graham, McConnell, Collins Thank 'Male God' for Kavanaugh

On SNL, Graham, McConnell, Collins Thank 'Male God' for Kavanaugh

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GOP senators are depicted as elderly beer-guzzling bros relishing their victory at the expense of everyone but straight, white men. Sounds right.

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Saturday Night Live -- hosted by comedian Awkwafina -- once again opened its show with a takedown on Brett Kavanaugh, the new justice of the Supreme Court and a man accused of attempted rape, sexual misconduct, and perjury.

The variety show's "cold open" began with Kenan Thompson portraying out CNN journalist Don Lemon, who described protests in response to Kavanaugh, as well as "several cry breaks" at CNN. Dana Bash (Heidi Gardner) then filed a report with Republican senators, who are celebrating with beers in a locker room. "Everyone's pumped," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett) told Bash. "From white men over 60 to white men over 70."

Then embarrassing South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham (played by Kate McKinnon) announced, "We made a lot of women real worried today, but I'm not getting pregnant so I don't care!"

Graham then described worrying that Vice President Mike Pence was going to have to break a tie, but thanks to Democratic senator voting for Kavanaugh that was unnecessary. "Thank the male lord," Graham said.

Republican Susan Collins of Maine (Cecily Strong), who cast what was likely the deciding vote for Kavanaugh, enters the locker room and asks if she gets to talk again. Graham puts his hand over her mouth, just as Kavanaugh is accused of doing to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Collins is depicted as a blithering pawn of Republican men, and someone who's going to be voted out of office in 2020.

Others also don't come off well, including Democrats Manchin (Mikey Day) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Alex Moffat) who speaks to CNN and says, "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 and we were completely blindsided by that." Watch below.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.