Oct 16, 2022 - Politics & Policy

"Saturday Night Live" satirizes the Jan. 6 committee

"Saturday Night Live" had its turn with the Jan. 6 committee on Saturday, featuring Kenan Thompson (in character as Rep. Bennie Thompson, the committee's chairman) saying, “We assembled a team of monotone nerds to do a PowerPoint.”

Zoom out: The committee voted on Thursday to subpoena former President Trump after showing footage of leaders of both parties huddling in secret locations on Jan. 6, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling Vice President Mike Pence to check in on his wellbeing.

  • President Biden, on the campaign trail on Saturday, called that footage "devastating" but said he hadn't spoken with Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The SNL cast:

  • Kenan Thompson as Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)
  • Heidi Gardner as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)
  • Michael Longfellow as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
  • Chloe Fineman as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Sarah Sherman as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
  • James Austin Johnson as former President Trump
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