Ruth Bader Ginsburg Plans to Live Forever, According to SNL's Kate McKinnon
During this election season, Kate McKinnon has been making waves as Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live this election season — but on Saturday night, she reminded us that Clinton isn't the only strong female political figure she can impersonate.
McKinnon made an appearance on "Weekend Update" as none other than U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and she has a message for all of us in the wake of the election: She's not going anywhere. ICYMI, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland in March to fill the seat on the Supreme Court bench that was left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia a month before.
Garland is known to be moderate, but the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, has refused to confirm Obama's nomination in order to better the chances of appointing a conservative after the election. While on the campaign trail, now-President-Elect Donald Trump promised to appoint a right-leaning justice. It's no wonder then, that the liberal Ginsburg (well, McKinnon-as-Ginsburg) would pop onto Weekend Update to say she's here to stay. In the skit, anchor Colin Jost points out that everyone sort of expected the 83-year-old justice to retire soon.
Not so fast, said the Notorious R.B.G.: "Woo-woo-woo! I’m the queen of the house, baby! I’m never going to step down now. You can’t get rid of me!" Instead, she said in the skit that she's now focused on staying alive and healthy with the help of some "vitamins," a.k.a. a gigantic package of Emergen-C. "Colin, the bench is now my porch," Ginsburg said. "I’m going to sit on it all day and scream, 'No! Get out of my yard!'" Check out the evidence that R.B.G. is far from slowing down (to say nothing of retiring) in the clip below — and get ready for those infamous Gins-burns, too:
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