“Saturday Night Live” poked fun at Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE (D-Hawaii), a 2020 White House hopeful, this weekend after she became the sole member of the House to vote “present” on both articles of impeachment brought against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump marks 'very sad milestone' of 100K coronavirus deaths DOJ: George Floyd death investigation a 'top priority' Lifting our voices — and votes MORE.

The show kicked off with a sketch parodying this week’s Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles.

At one point in the mock debate, Jason Sudeikis, portraying former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLifting our voices — and votes Longtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick Biden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report MORE, randomly said, “Look, I don’t know what’s going on, but I just want to say I love the ladies, even these tough broads. I have the utmost respect for Lizzy Woo over here and Sen. Kombucha over there. I do.”


“Alright, maybe we need to have fewer debates. I think you’re hurting your cause,” Heidi Gardner, playing PBS moderator Judy Woodruff, responded.

Then, suddenly, Cecily Strong made an appearance, reprising her role as Gabbard. 

As lights flashed on the stage and menacing music played, Gabbard’s character entered, saying, “Speaking of hurting our cause.”

“Tulsi Gabbard?” Rachel Dratch as Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharLongtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 MORE (D-Minn.) asked.

“Present,” Gabbard’s character responded while smirking. 


“Why are you here?” Klobuchar’s character asked. 

“Democrats, I’ll get you, my party, and your little mayor too,” Gabbard’s character said, tenting her fingers.

She then erupted into an evil laugh as lights began to flash before she disappeared from the stage.

Gabbard took heat last week after she broke with the majority of House Democrats on Wednesday by voting “present” on both articles of impeachment, which charge Trump with obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.

In a statement defending the unexpected move, Gabbard said she was "standing in the center" with her vote. 

“I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing,” Gabbard continued.

She has introduced a measure censuring Trump instead.