Joaquin Castro volunteers to play his brother on 'SNL'

Joaquin Castro volunteers to play his brother on 'SNL'
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Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin Castro This week: Congress set for bipartisan coronavirus talks as clock ticks Sherman joins race for House Foreign Affairs gavel Castro launches bid for House Foreign Affairs gavel MORE (D-Texas) quipped Wednesday that he was available to play his brother, 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro, on “Saturday Night Live” after the former Housing and Urban Development secretary's campaign hit the NBC late-night show for not including him in a town hall sketch.

“Hi @nbcsnl, I’m available next time you need someone to play Julian CastroJulian CastroThe Memo: Trump team pounces on Biden gaffes Goya fury underscores Biden need to attract Latino support Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE. I get mistaken for that guy all the time,” the Texas congressman tweeted of his identical twin.

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Both Julián Castro’s presidential campaign and the advocacy group Latino Victory noted his absence in the season premiere of "SNL", which featured host Woody Harrelson as former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he is 'seriously' considering a capital gains tax cut Why Joe Biden is in trouble Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE, regular cast member Kate McKinnon as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Nearly 100,000 children tested positive for coronavirus over two weeks last month | Democrats deny outreach to Trump since talks collapsed | California public health chief quits suddenly On The Money: Administration defends Trump executive orders | CBO reports skyrocketing deficit | Government pauses Kodak loan pending review Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE (D-Mass.), and returning favorites Maya Rudolph as Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick The Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing primary challenges Sens. Markey, Cruz clash over coronavirus relief: 'It's not a goddamn joke Ted' MORE (D-Calif.) and Larry David as Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing primary challenges Trump's personality is as much a problem as his performance Sierra Club endorses Biden for president  MORE (I-Vt.).

“The erasure of Secretary @JulianCastro, the only Latino running for president, by SNL is completely unacceptable. Now more than ever, representation matters,” Latino Victory tweeted Monday. Julián Castro’s press secretary, Sawyer Hackett, also knocked the candidate’s exclusion, tweeting, “Could you not find a Latino actor to play @JulianCastro?”

Julián Castro was not the only 2020 Democrat missing from the town hall sketch, which also failed to include Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Lobbying world MORE (Minn.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardDemocrat Kai Kahele wins Hawaii primary to replace Tulsi Gabbard Financial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton MORE (Hawaii).