Saturday Night Live Ted Cruz moved all in, gutting the Texas senator for flying to sunny Cancun for a family vacation as his condition crippled by a deadly winter storm.
Cruz was played by Aidy Bryant at the Cold Open, apologizing without apologies.
SNLColin Jost and Michael Che’s Weekend Update anchors have piled up on Cruz’s growing criticism.
Jost criticized Cruz for blaming his daughters for the decision to go to Mexico.
“If you think it’s bad that he is throwing his daughters under the bus, Cruz would like you to know that this statement was his wife’s idea,” Jost said, a likely reference to leaked group texts which showed that Cruz’s wife was preparing the trip.
Jost was quick to point out the hypocrisy of Cruz returning from Cancún wearing a face mask with the flag of Texas. “It’s like Jared and Ivanka are walking down 5th Avenue wearing ‘I Love New York’ shirts.”
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Cruz was the target again when Jost noted the Biden administration’s announcement this week that it was paving an eight-year path to citizenship for asylum seekers. Jost warned that maybe it was not a good idea given some of the people coming from Mexico showing the photo of Cruz returning from his vacation.
Struggling New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was also not spared as Che quickly compared his face to “three Goodfellas at once.”
Che joked that Cuomo only wanted to legalize weed in New York City in an effort to “forget about the nursing home stuff.” Cuomo was recently forced to admit that his administration dramatically underestimated deaths in New York City nursing homes at the start of the pandemic.
Pete Davidson joined the Weekend Updates Office to talk about his first Valentine’s Day without a high profile celebrity and spoke about how even worse his erratic public life was than Brittney Spears’.
Watch the opening segment of Weekend update and the Davidson track.
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