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‘SNL’ skits put Rachel Mitchell, Sen. Jeff Flake under comedy microscope


PHOENIX – Matt Damon got the lion’s share of the opening “Saturday Night Live” skit that skewered the Senate hearing of Brett Kavanaugh, but Phoenix native Aidy Bryant pulled some attention as Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell.

“Although everyone will constantly be referring to me as ‘female prosecutor,’ you can really just call me straight up ‘prosecutor,'” the Emmy-nominated Bryant said in character as Maricopa County Attorney Office’s chief of special victims unit.

She was repeatedly cut off by committee chair Chuck Grassley (played by Alex Moffatt), a Republican from Iowa.

When a committee member asked if she preferred to be called a stewardess, Bryant responded, “I cannot believe I flew here on Southwest for this.”

The entire skit was about 13 minutes long.

Later, in “Weekend Update,” U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was on the receiving end of a jab.

Flake asked for a weeklong delay in the floor vote on Kavanaugh so the FBI could further investigate the claims of sexual assault. But Flake also said he would still vote for the nominee.

Kate McKinnon, as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, said, “Hey, Jeff Flake, you can borrow a pair of my panties since you’re so concerned with covering your (rear end). That’s a Ginsburn!”