"There have been protests in Washington" over the Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, "and several cry breaks here at CNN," Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson said in character as anchor Don Lemon. He then introduced a live feed from the "GOP locker room," where Republican senators were gleefully celebrating their triumph.
"Republicans read the mood of the country, we could tell that people really wanted Kavanaugh," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (a nearly unidentifiable Beck Bennett). "Everyone's pumped — from white men over 60 to white men over 70." The victory, he added, is "up there with Vietnam, for sure."
Kate McKinnon reprised her role as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) giving a play-by-play of the final moments of the win, with an assist from Cecily Strong's Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the deciding pro-Kavanaugh vote. Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian