SNL’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Ketanji Brown Jackson Shame Ted Cruz

Saturday night live opened the show this week at the White House, where Joe Biden of James Austin Johnson was congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (Ego Nwodim) on her historic confirmation. When Justice Jackson said she bet Biden couldn’t say her name “three times as fast,” the president replied: “I’m shocked that I can speak slowly once.”

Jackson told Biden: “I’m happy to do my part. “Working twice as hard as a white person all my life and then spending a week hearing Ted Cruz call me a pedophile.”

Left alone in the Oval Office, Jackson conjures up the ghosts of some of the “great Americans” that came before her, starting with the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, played by Kate McKinnon.

“Here is my advice,” Ginsburg told her. “Always label your lunches. Some of those judges have sticky fingers. Second, if you’re like me, white ladies will start wearing buttons on your face as a ‘I voted’ sticker. It’s weird, but they make good sense. “

Unlike Ginsburg, who was confirmed by a 96-3 vote, Jackson had a much tougher path and ended up having only three Republicans backing her. Or as she puts it, “A lot of them walk out and one guy keeps asking me if babies are racist.”

“Ted Cruz?” Ginsburg asked. When Jackson confirmed her suspicions and explained that Cruz had taken his time reading a children’s book “at her”, her predecessor replied, “Well, that’s it.” is Ted Cruz, so I bet the book is called ‘Good Night Cancun.’ It’s a Gins-burn! “

Next, Kenan Thompson’s Thurgood Marshall shows up and is immediately shocked by how little has changed in America since he’s been on the field. “I’m the first black Supreme Court judge, so what are you supposed to be, 10th, 20th?” he asks. When she explained that she was only the third, he replied, “No more questions, your honor.”

Jackson then joined Punkie Johnson’s Harriet Tubman and Chris Redd’s Jackie Robinson, who shared some warnings about the challenge of being “first” black in America. Robinson told Jackson: “Becoming the first is fun. “This is my advice. Watch out for the battery. You will get a lot of batteries thrown at you. “

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Russell Falcon

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