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SNL Opens With Senators Celebrating Kavanaugh Confirmation

In "Saturday Night Live's" second episode of the season, Brett Kavanaugh was once again the focus of the jest. In the cold open, Republican members of the Senate partied wildly after Kavanaugh was sworn in to the Supreme Court. 

The senators gathered in a locker room, slapping each other, giving high-fives and whooping with towels around their necks as though they'd won a game of football. 

While almost every regular cast member played a "euphoric" senator, it was Cecily Strong's Sen. Susan Collins that took the spotlight. The female Republican senator cast one of the deciding votes in favor of Kavanaugh joining the highest court.

Strong played an irreverent Collins, saying, “The last thing I wanted was to make this about me. That’s why I told everyone to tune in at 3 p.m. To tell all my female supporters: Psych!”

President Donald Trump could not escape the jokes, with the cast exploring all the ways Trump could possibly exploit the new Presidential Alert text system.

Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon led a phone-destroying protest after the Presidential Alert system became Trump's personal message feed. 

In an unusually straightforward segment, Pete Davidson sat down with Weekend Update's Colin Jost and Michael Che to discuss his view of Kanye West's post-show speech after SNL's season premiere last week. 

Davidson said West's impromptu speech was one of the "worst, most awkward things I've ever seen here." 

Davidson made fun of his own knowledge of politics to juxtapose West's comments, saying, "Do you know how wrong about politics you have to be for me to notice?"

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