“Saturday Night Live” took aim at embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in its latest episode, but conspicuously left out Christine Blasey Ford, his accuser.
Matt Damon played the role of Kavanaugh during his Thursday testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The skit referenced Kavanaugh’s beer drinking, his high school yearbook and friends (including lifting weights and “drinking a couple thousand beers”) and his habit of keeping calendars.
“I’m here tonight because of a sham,” Damon said as Kavanaugh. “A political con job orchestrated by the Clintons, George Soros, and Kathy Griffin. Now, I am usually an optimist – I’m more of a keg is half-full kind of guy.”
The actress playing Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) finished by asking Kavanaugh if he thought he had the temperament to sit on the Supreme Court.
“I went to Yale,” Damon screamed in response. “Worked my butt off to get here — I busted my buns, I lifted weights. … Am I angry? You’re damn right. But if you think I’m angry now, just wait until I get on that Supreme Court — because then you’re all going to pay.”
The SNL crew did not follow up with a skit mocking Ford, and many took notice, with perhaps the best analysis coming from former CIA analyst Buck Sexton.
“A man’s life is being ruined with his wife and children watching, and SNL sees fit to mock him as a lout and a liar If this is just about comedy, where is Blasey Ford? Plenty to work with in her presentation too. Lots. But she is sacrosanct. Kavanaugh is to be destroyed,” said Sexton.
A man’s life is being ruined with his wife and children watching, and SNL sees fit to mock him as a lout and a liar
If this is just about comedy, where is Blasey Ford? Plenty to work with in her presentation too. Lots.
But she is sacrosanct. Kavanaugh is to be destroyed. https://t.co/YFRFtScvJJ
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) September 30, 2018
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) September 30, 2018
“Now the mocking of Brett Kavanaugh begins. Full blown character assassination,” said Mark Levin.
Now the mocking of Bret Kavanaugh begins. Full blown character assassination. https://t.co/vGEVq0B6he
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 30, 2018
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