“Saturday Night Live” poked fun at Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardSanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll Yang: NYC should implement universal basic income The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record 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 BidenDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' 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 Jean KlobucharKlobuchar, Steyer unable to name Mexico's president in pointed interview Democrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage 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.