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‘SNL’ takes goal at Matt Gaetz amid reported intercourse trafficking investigation

Gaetz, an ally of former President Donald Trump, was also accused of showing other lawmakers nude photos of women he slept with and playing a “game” with members of the House in Florida law “Points” have been given to sleeping with “aides, interns, lobbyists and married lawmakers” and other allegations of sexual misconduct in the past few days.

The cold opening started with Fineman’s Britney Spears, who has also received a lot of media attention lately, to re-focus on her battle for the Conservatory. She introduced her show to viewers: “Oops, you did it again.” The talk show segment was first broadcast in controversy between Texas Senator Ted Cruz and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“This is the show where we shed some light on the social pariah of the week and I can decide whether or not they are innocent,” Fineman said. “Speaking of pariah, give our sponsor a call: Georgia – chose the best place not to vote.”

At the beginning of the sketch, Lil Nas X (played by Chris Redd), who was confronted with images of hell and homosexuality in his new music video “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, saw God give a lap dance. Pepé Le Pew (played by Kate McKinnon) also appeared on the talk show. The character “Looney Tunes” addressed reports he had removed from the upcoming sequel to “Space Jam”.

Then Gaetz (played by Pete Davidson) entered the scene.

“Our last guest is, as we said in the early 2000s, a ‘hot mess’ and, as we would say today, a ‘full-fledged sex pest’,” Fineman said, referring to Gaetz.

Fineman’s Spears began by reiterating various reports and allegations that have surfaced over the past week: “This whole story is so bizarre, so incredible Florida, that I need to get it straight. You were with a 17-year-old and took her across national borders on trips. Prostitutes say they took ecstasy and had sex with him in hotel rooms in Florida. And your Republican counterparts in Congress say you showed them nude photos of women you slept with. “

“Which is not a crime,” Davidson said in response to the allegation about the photos. “Just awful.”

“I don’t know Matt, I think I can recognize a juvenile predator when I see one,” Fineman said. “After all, I was in the ‘Mickey Mouse Club’.”

When asked if he believes the allegations against him could hurt him in the next election, Davidson’s Gaetz replied: “Strangely enough, they could help in my district.”

Later, during the show’s “Weekend Update,” co-host Colin Jost also mocked Gaetz, and specifically the statement he made following the allegations – which repeatedly included the full name of the Florida Republican.

“The representative Matt Gaetz, who looks like a cartoonist drawing of mine,” said Jost and paused for a moment. “According to reports, an alleged sexual relationship with an underage girl is being investigated because Gaetz believes that only voters need to show ID.”

Jost continued: “It is also reported that Gaetz may have paid for sex with women he met online. That story has since been borne out by his whole mood. ”

Then he read out a statement that Gaetz had made in his own defense:

“See if anything strikes you suspiciously,” said Jost.

Jost, in turn, came up with his own answer: “Colin Jost doesn’t believe you. Colin Jost thinks you have visited all of the websites. And Colin Jost says you should hold back on sending out those wedding invitations. ”

Shannon Larson can be reached at shannon.larson@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @ shannonlarson98.

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