“Saturday Night Live” roasted United States Rep. Matt Gaetz following Tuesday’s New York Times report that federal investigators were trying to determine whether he was involved in sex trafficking or had a relationship with a 17-year-old girl. .
Gaetz, a Florida Republican, has repeatedly denied the allegations and said they are part of an extortion plot in which he is the victim.
But on “SNL,” it was suggested that Gaetz “wasn’t that innocent” as part of Britney Spears’ fictional show, “Whoops, you did it again.”
“I can decide if they are innocent or not so innocent,” explained host Spears, played by Chloe Fineman. “Shout Out To Our Sponsor Georgia: Voted Best No-Vote Place.”
The show featured pop culture characters that were essentially canceled as a result of their behavior. Among them was the cartoon skunk Pepe Le Pew (Kate McKinnon), taken from the upcoming movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy” due to his aggressive sexuality.
“Hello “For you,” Le Pew said. “I would kiss you to the end of the arm, but I realize that that is no longer socially acceptable.”
When asked what he had been doing, the skunk said that he sought treatment for sexual addiction. And he has had time to read. “I’ve been reading books like ‘Women are from Mars, skunks are from France,” Le Pew said.
Spears presented Gaetz as “a total sexual plague.” He appeared and exhibited some of the signature language of the hypersexual character Glenn Quagmire from television’s “Family Guy.”
“Stop everyone,” he said. “Giggity giggity goo”.
Then he explained that his last name is “like Bill Gates but with a ‘Z’ at the end. Like a great version for teenagers.”
“I think I can spot a teenage predator when I see it,” Spears said. “After all, he was in the ‘Mickey Mouse Club.’
When asked if he thought the allegations could hurt him in the next election, Gaetz said: “Strangely, in my district, they could help.”
Then he affirmed: “I am like Pepe here, I am just a womanizer.”
Le Pew replied, “Dude, no. I’m a cartoon skunk, you’re a congressman from the United States. Better, okay?”
The news segment “Weekend Update” continued to question Gaetz.
“Representative Matt Gaetz, who looks like a character artist’s drawing, is being investigated for an alleged sexual relationship with an underage girl,” said co-host Colin Jost. “Because Gaetz believes that only voters should have to show identification.”
Jost had more news on Gaetz.
“It is also reported that Gaetz may have paid to have sex with women he met online,” he said. “That story has since been borne out by all his vibe.”
He also wondered why QAnon supporters, some of whom believed in the conspiracy theory that prominent Democrats were involved in child sex trafficking, do not appear to be as in tune with the reported investigation involving Gaetz.
“A sitting congressman is being charged with child trafficking, and the people of QAnon are suddenly saying, ‘No, I need more evidence,'” Jost said.
“The storm is finally here and QAnon says: You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet,” he said.