The fact that “Saturday Night Live” is on hiatus didn’t stop Kate McKinnon from doing a little sketch during her appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” in which she reprised her Jeff Sessions impression.
“Oath. Oath is such a strong word,” she said, spoofing Sessions’ Senate testimony on Tuesday. “Now, when I said oath, I thought I was saying oats in one of those lisp-y Barcelona accents.”
She continued, “As for [former F.B.I. director] Jim Comey, he asked me to keep Trump outta his way, right? And they’re saying I didn’t respond. But the truth is I didn’t hear ‘em ’cause, now, this guy was about 6-foot-8 and I had heard a sound above my head. I thought it was a cicada.”
Sessions appeared Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss possible Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Sessions said in his testimony that although both he and the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were present at an event in Washington, D.C., he did not actually exchange words with the Ambassador or any other Russian officials.
“I only met him two times,” McKinnon joked as Sessions in regards to the meeting. “Three times. Okay, three times, but the third, the third time was in a men’s restroom and we were just talkin’ about what a trial it is to get soap outta those electric soap dispensers.”
McKinnon told Meyers that she enjoyed playing Sessions more than Kellyanne Conway because “there is a joyfulness with which he proceeds.”
“He’s got this funny little mouth,” she explained. “I could always do this funny thing with my lip. I’ve been trying to use it and then he popped up into the world and I thought, ‘oh my gosh, I’m going to use it!’
McKinnon will next star in “Rough Night” alongside Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz and Ilana Glazer, which opens Friday.
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