“Saturday Night Live” spoofed Sen. 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 (R-Texas) 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 in the role of Cruz.
“In the spirit of Pesach, I’ve reached across the aisle,” Rudolph as Harris says in the sketch.
“Joe Biden gave me a list of Republicans to reach out to, and I”m starting from the bottom,” Rudolph says, welcoming Bryant’s Cruz, a recurring target of the show.
“I’ve never been to a Jewish dinner, so I brought some Israeli flag cupcakes,” Bryant’s Cruz says. “I’ve got a ton of these left over from the CPAC [Conservative Political Action Conference], 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 is expected to make it more difficult for many Black Georgians to vote.
Rudolph asks him how things are going in his state.
“Oh, you saw ‘Roots,’ right? That’s how it’s going in Georgia,” Thompson’s Warnock replies.
When Rudolph implores him to keep Georgia blue for the next election, Thompson replies, “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 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, Moffat’s Biden brings his dog Major and says, “He’s back from being retrained.”
Major is then shown attacking Emhoff, played by Short. Major was removed from the White House earlier this month after he reportedly bit someone.
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), portrayed by Cecily Strong, climbs in through a window to attend the Seder.
When Rudolph’s Harris asks why she didn’t come through the door, Strong’s Greene replies, “Ever since Jan. 6, 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.”