Speed Reads

live from new york

SNL savages out-of-touch Democrats touting 'fresh, new faces' like Nancy Pelosi

Saturday Night Live was unsparing in its criticism of out-of-touch Democratic Party leadership in a parody Democratic National Committee ad celebrating last week's gubernatorial triumphs in Virginia and New Jersey.

Election Day 2017 means "you love our fresh, new ideas delivered by fresh, new faces like me, Nancy Pelosi," declares Kate McKinnon, pulling double duty as Hillary Clinton and the House minority leader, who was first elected to Congress in 1987. Equally certain of America's affection is Alex Moffat's Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who came to Congress in 1980, as well as "new leaders waiting in the wings," like "hot, young thing Elizabeth Warren," age 68, and former Vice President Joe Biden, age 74.

"Together, we're gonna end the spirit of divisiveness in this country," Pelosi and Cecily Strong's Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announce, "by focusing on how we won the governor's races in two of the 10 states we care about." Don't worry, though, they've learned the lesson of 2016: "We can't just appeal to coastal elites. We need mouth-breathers from Wisconsin and window-lickers from Ohio," too. Watch the clip below. Bonnie Kristian