“Saturday Night Live” spoofed Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSunday shows preview: Spotlight on Georgia voting law; lawmakers tackle gun violence, border surge O’Rourke slams Cruz for video of border visit Sanders, Warren and AOC can lift Dems in 2022 midterms MORE and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump can still hold both parties hostage New York Democrat calls on White House to reverse ‘old school’ marijuana policy while admitting own past use Harris hails child tax credit during interview with Bill Clinton MORE with “A Kamala Harris Unity Seder” featuring guest host Maya Rudolph playing the vice president.
Martin Short guest starred as second gentleman Doug EmhoffDoug EmhoffThe Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Biden’s first news conference since taking office The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden tasks Harris on border; news conference today Pelosi, White House recognize Equal Pay Day MORE, while Aidy Bryant returned to the role of the Texas GOP senator, Cruz.
“In the spirit of Pesach, I’ve reached across the aisle,” Rudolph as Harris said in the sketch.
“Joe Biden gave me a list of Republicans to reach out to and I”m starting from the bottom,” Rudolph said, welcoming Cruz, a recurring target of the show in Bryant’s portrayal.
“I’ve never been to a Jewish dinner so I brought some Israeli flag cupcakes,” Bryant, playing Cruz, says. “and I’ve got a ton of these leftover from the CPAC. And I’ve got some pigs in a blanket.”
Rudolph then points out that they are not permitted to eat pork or bread during Passover.
The next political guest to arrive is Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockSunday shows preview: Spotlight on Georgia voting law; lawmakers tackle gun violence, border surge On The Money: Sanders creates new headache for Biden on taxes | IRS: Costs of PPE can be deducted from taxes | Democrats ask watchdog to tackle racial bias in home appraisals Georgia voting overhaul provokes fury from Democrats MORE (D-Ga.) played by Kenan Thompson.
His arrival allows the show to spoof and critique the Georgia voting rights law that was passed last week, and which is expected to make it more difficult for many Black Georgians to vote.
Harris asks Warnock how things are going in his state of Georgia.
“Oh you saw Roots right? That’s how it’s going in Georgia,” THompson’s portrayal of Warnock replies.
When Rudolph implores him to keep Georgia blue for the next election, Thompson replied, “It won’t be easy. They’ll do everything they can to keep Black people from voting. We wouldn’t vote on anything if they had their way, not even American Idol.”
The next guest who arrives to the SNL Seder is President BidenJoe BidenBiden’s prediction on Afghanistan withdrawal spurs doubts Trump the X-factor in Virginia governor race Trump says he’ll likely visit southern border soon MORE played by Alex Moffat.
During the skit, Biden brings his dog Major saying, “He’s back from being retrained.”
Major is then shown promptly attacking Emhoff, played by Short. Major had been removed from the White House earlier this month after he reportedly bit a person.
A last surprise guest, Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s meeting with Trump ‘soon’ in Florida QAnon site shutters after reports identifying developer Republicans head to runoff in GA-14 MORE (R-Ga), climbs in through a window to attend the Seder. She’s portrayed by Cecily Strong.
When Harris asks why she didn’t come through the door, Strong-as-Greene replies, “Ever since January 6th, I’ve only been entering dwelling insurrection-style. I don’t trust doors. Doors is what’s destroying this country. I only enter rooms through HVAC ducts, windows and sewer systems.”