“BroadwayBack, that’s exciting, isn’t it?” he said with thunderous applause. But quickly chimed in: “So is the Taliban. So, win some, lose some.” (Guest star Jim Carrey famously appeared last season as President.)
Fellow politicians joined him, including Cecily Strong such as San Kirsten Cinema, D-Ariz. Eddie Bryant as Sen. Joe Manchin, DW. Va.; As Igo Novodim Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Min.; Melissa Villasenor as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.N.Y.; and Alex Moffatt as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.N.Y.
“What do I want from this bill? I’ll never tell,” quipped Strong. “Because I didn’t come to Congress to make friends, and so far, mission accomplished.”
Pete Davidson later appeared in the sketch as former New York governor Andrew Cuomo (“governor-ish,” in his words), to help reinforce Biden’s hopes of his legislation. Cuomo resigned earlier this year sexual harassment scandal.
“Like me, it deserves a second chance,” Davidson said. “And a third chance. And up to at least 11 chances.”
After a whirlwind of talks between Democrats trying to implement the two central pieces of Biden’s agenda, White House and congressional leaders are doubling down on their commitment to passing the bills amid inter-party conflict.
“I believe I can do it,” Biden told a crowd of reporters on Saturday before boarding a flight from Marine One to Wilmington, Delaware. “I believe that when the American people know what’s in it, we can make it happen.”
Contribution: Matthew Brown