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SNL knocks Kavanaugh hearing: ‘All this yelling and crying happened at this dude’s job interview’

The “Weekend Update” anchors on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” skewered Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over his testimony last week denying allegations he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in 1982.

Colin Jost called the back-to-back testimony from Ford and Kavanaugh a “classic debate of she said, he yelled,” and joked that the judge must’ve thought the hearing was “about whether he was cool in high school.”

The show aired a montage of instances from Thursday’s hearing during which Kavanaugh spoke about his affinity for beer, and all the times he lifted weights with friends. The judge vehemently denied allegations he sexually assaulted Ford during a combative and emotional afternoon of testimony.

{mosads}”I just want to remind everybody that all this yelling and crying happened at this dude’s job interview,” Weekend Update co-anchor Michael Che said. 

“Typically, when you’re asked about a sexual assault and you’re drinking problem at a job interview, you don’t get the damn job,” he continued. “I don’t know if Mr. Kavanaugh actually has a history of assault or if he actually has a drinking problem, but I do know that he might. And you shouldn’t be on the Supreme Court if you might. You shouldn’t be on the ‘People’s Court’ if you might.”

Jost also mocked Kavanaugh’s use of a calendar from 1982, which was presented as evidence that he did not attend a party like the one where Ford alleged the assault occurred.

“If you have calendars from 1982, it does not prove that you’re innocent. It proves that you’re a hoarder,” Jost said. “If you’re drinking a bunch and you keep a calendar, it’s probably to piece together what’s happening in your life.”

Kavanaugh’s nomination has been endangered by allegations of sexual misconduct. Following his testimony last week, President Trump agreed to a request from senators to order an FBI investigation that would delay the confirmation vote by a week.

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