“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon’s portrayal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions mocked the man for repeatedly saying “I do not recall” during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
During the “Weekend Update” segment of this Saturday’s show, McKinnon’s Sessions led the audience in a “I do not recall” call and response.“When I say ‘I do not,’ you say ‘recall,’” she prompted. “I do not.”
“Recall,” the audience yelled back.
“Weekend Update” anchor Colin Jost pointed out that Sessions had said the phrase multiple times during the hearing.
“Well Colin, you know I had some memory problems stemming from a childhood trauma…the passing of the Civil Rights Act,” McKinnon’s Sessions quipped, alluding to liberal rumors that the man is a racist.
Jost then asked “Sessions” to answer a series of questions about recent reports, including if he had spoken with any Trump campaign staffers about Russia.
“I do not recall,” McKinnon said before leaning forward and saying, “You know I recall.”
When Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee, he stated that he did recall having a meeting with George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about Russian contacts.
But when pressed, Sessions said he “had no recollection of the details” of the meeting with Papadopoulos.