“Saturday Night Live” mocked the Republican-led effort to investigate Benghazi, opening its show this week with a sketch about Wednesday’s hearing.
“Rep. Darrell Issa” bemoaned the lack of media coverage Benghazi has received, “with the exception of Fox News.” “Rep. Elijah Cummings” offered that the reason the media hasn’t covered Benghazi is because “everyone knows this is just a partisan witch hunt, and a chance to attack the president and Secretary of State Clinton.”
Issa said he’d like to see the media ignore the hearing this time…and brought out just-convicted murderer “Jodi Arias.”
“Rep. Trey Gowdy” took the lead in questioning Arias, asking her when she first became aware of the attack on the American diplomatic post. This morning, she said.
“Is it still going on?” Arias asked.
“N-no, it happened last September,” Gowdy said.
“Who do you think did it?” she asked
“Well we know who did it, it was Ansar al-Sharia.” he replied.
“Well if you know who did it, why are you holding these hearings?” Arias asked.
After Arias was finished, Cummings protested that Issa brought her in purely to increase the hearing’s TV ratings, and asked whether he planned to have Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro testify next. And indeed, he did.
Watch the full sketch below, via NBC:
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