‘Weekend Replace’ hosts mock Sen. Ted Cruz after he ‘deserted Texas’ for Cancun journey
“Saturday Evening Dwell” took intention at Ted Cruz over his now-infamous journey to Cancun throughout its “Weekend Replace” phase.
The present beforehand made hay out of the scenario throughout this week’s chilly open sketch that mocked the Texas senator for jetting off on trip whereas the folks of his state endure freezing temperatures, energy outages and a scarcity of warmth and different fundamental sources.
Cruz, R-Texas, informed Sean Hannity that he had misplaced energy in his house for 2 days earlier than electing to journey and admitted that he started to have “second ideas nearly instantly” after boarding his flight. Nonetheless, “Weekend Replace” hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che took Cruz to activity nearly instantly on Saturday throughout the parody information phase of the sketch present.
“Effectively, when you hate Ted Cruz, this was a reasonably enjoyable week,” Jost started. “And when you like Ted Cruz, then you definitely’re Ted Cruz.”
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The host went on to mock a press release Cruz launched explaining that he merely flew all the way down to Mexico for the evening to drop his daughters off for a visit with associates as a way to be a “good dad.”
“Cruz initially launched a press release saying he solely went on trip as a result of his daughters made him go and when you suppose it was unhealthy to throw his daughters beneath the bus, Cruz would love you to know that that assertion was his spouse’s concept,” Jost added. “I simply love that, after he deserted Texas, he got here again in a Texas flag masks like nothing occurred. That is like Jared and Ivanka strolling down fifth Avenue in “I Love New York” shirts.”
Che took intention on the Texas senator subsequent, including: “Cruz would have returned from Mexico sooner, but it surely took him like 40 minutes to get out of a hammock.”
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He continued: Many Texans are with out warmth or clear water after pipes froze within the excessive chilly. ‘Boy this sort of factor would by no means occur in New York,’ mentioned individuals who have by no means lived within the tasks.”
Seemingly shifting on from the subject of Cruz, Jost briefly defined President Joe Biden’s just lately launched immigration plan, which might give hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants an eight-year path to citizenship.
“I do not know if that is such a good suggestion,” Jost mentioned whereas placing an image of Cruz again on display. “I imply, have you ever seen the folks coming in from Mexico nowadays?”
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The “Weekend Replace” phase did not completely give attention to Cruz. The duo additionally took some jabs at New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been locked in a scandal revolving round allegations his administration withheld nursing house coronavirus deaths.
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“Andrew Cuomo, who appears like all of the Goodfellas directly, hopes to legalize marijuana subsequent month,” Che defined later within the phase. “Cuomo is hoping marijuana will present New Yorkers with a secure, efficient option to neglect in regards to the nursing house stuff.”