The Saturday Night Live cold open used Herschel Walker’s own slip ups and bizarre words against him to skewer his Senate bid, as the Republican Senate candidate in Georgia faces off against Democrat Raphael Warnock.
In real life, Walker’s post-Election Day runoff has been marked by his comments about vampires and werewolves, as well as a slip up that was a bit Freudian given the allegations and revelations that have emerged since the football star entered the political arena.
In the skit, Walker (Kenan Thompson), is visiting the office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (James Austin Johnson), as he and other colleagues are anxious for any kind of win after Republican hopes of retaking the majority were dashed in the most recent midterms.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn tells Walker, “The priority now is to get out the vote because you have got this big runoff coming up.”
Walker responds, “Oh, well, I am good at those. My ex wife said all I do is run off.”
More to come.