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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 BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video 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.”

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“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.