The first Saturday Night Live episode of 2020 opened with Beck Bennett’s Mitch McConnell and Cecily Strong’s Susan Collins conferring about the impeachment trial in the Senate.
“We all know this impeachment proceeding is a sham and a hoax,” the Senate majority leader said. “Republicans are simply requesting a fair trial: no witnesses, no evidence. That way we can acquit President Trump and focus on the real problem in this country: teenagers who try marijuana.”
“Well, the evidence against Trump is pretty damning, so I’m still on the fence,” Collins replied with a wink.
But soon they were joined by the night’s big guest star: former SNL cast member Jon Lovitz as Trump’s defense attorney Alan Dershowitz.