'You give him a damned robe and you let him do whatever the hell he wants!': SNL opens with Brett Kavanaugh hearings
Matt Damon plays Brett Kavanaugh on SNL/Screenshot

In May, Saturday Night Live sent mob boss Trump off Sopranos style.


SNL opened its new season at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, where the Supreme Court nominee was played by Matt Damon.

Damon's Kavanaugh was about as loud as the real one as he ranted about how George Soros and Kathy Griffin were to blame for his plight.

"I'm going to start at an 11 and I'm going to take it to 15 real quick!" he said. "This is my speech, there are others like it but this one is mine... I'm not backing down you sons-of-b*tches."

The SNL skit featured Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) becoming aroused at the sight of Kavanaugh's defiant attitude and sycophantic Republicans berating the female prosecutor they brought in from Arizona to interrogate accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

"The Democrats in this committee have acted like cowards," said Orrin Hatch, "Now, if you'll excuse me I'd like to hide behind the female prosecutor we hired as a human shield."

Kate McKinnon stole the skit as a red-faced Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

"You put this man on the Supreme Court now—no vote, no discussion," said Lindsey Graham. "You give him a damned robe and you let him do whatever the hell he wants."

The skit also mocked Kavanaugh's love of beer, which Damon chugging water.

The season premiere is hosted by Girls actor Adam Driver with musical guest Ye (formerly Kanye West until declaring that he should simply be known as Ye in a Tweet on Saturday).

Watch the skit below.