"Saturday Night Live" took aim at Brett Kavanaugh in its season opener, with actor Matt Damon portraying the Supreme Court nominee in a sketch mocking his testimony on the sexual assault allegations against him.
In the 13-minute cold open, Damon depicts Kavanaugh as an angry, beer-obsessed bro as he fields questions from senators and repeatedly references his 1982 calendars.
“I’m going to start at an 11. I’m going to take it to about a 15 real quick,” Damon begins his opening statement as Kavanaugh.
Throughout the sketch, Damon repeatedly makes references to memories from his days with friends “P.J.,” “Tobin,” and “Squi,” including lifting weights and drinking “a couple thousand beers.”
“I’m here tonight because of a sham,” Damon says as Kavanaugh. “A political con job orchestrated by the Clintons, George Soros, and Kathy Griffin.”
Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford appeared separately in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week to give testimony. Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party while the two were in high school together in the 1980s.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegation, as well as another sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination, but senators have reached a deal to delay a floor vote for a week while the FBI reopens its background investigation into Kavanaugh over the allegations.
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Strong as Feinstein finishes up the hearing by asking Damon’s Kavanaugh if he thinks he has the right demeanor and temperament to be on the Supreme Court.
“I went to Yale,” Damon yells 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.”
He then shotguns a “can of water” before delivering SNL’s opening “Live from New York.”