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LOCKER ROOM TALK

“Woooo!” Watch the Republican locker-room celebration of Kavanaugh’s confirmation on “Saturday Night Live”

By Marc Bain

The cold open of “Saturday Night Live” featured fired-up Republicans celebrating Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the US Supreme Cour in a rowdy locker room.

“That was awesome. Wooooo!” senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, played by Beck Bennett, shouted. ”Everyone’s pumped, from white men over 60 to white men over 70. We did it. Big up to PJ and Squi.”

The contentious hearings preceding the narrow 50-48 Senate vote that confirmed Kavanaugh had come back repeatedly to themes of adolescent masculinity. As the Senate weighed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in high school, it considered the calendar Kavanaugh brought forward as an alibi, which included days when Kavanaugh lifted weights or hung out with friends.

The debate over whether Kavanaugh’s behavior was criminal or simply “boys being boys” recalled Donald Trump’s dismissal of his crude remarks toward women as “locker room talk.”

Back in the SNL locker room, senator Lindsey Graham (played by Kate McKinnon) proclaimed: “We made a lot of women real worried today, but I’m not getting pregnant so I don’t care.”