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SNL Cold Open: GOP Congressmen Grill Jodi Arias And Cleveland Kidnapper Over Benghazi

This week’s Saturday Night Live opened with a news-of-the-week recap of sorts, meshing the Benghazi hearings with the Cleveland kidnappings and the Jodi Arias trial.

Mocking the GOP’s persistance of a cover-up in the Benghazi attacks, SNL held its own House Oversight Committee hearings, in which a faux-Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) doggedly pursued the truth by grilling… convicted murderer Jodi Arias. The show’s version of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) also made an appearance — albeit with a bizarre “Rep. Peter Welch” plaque in front of him — to grill Arias.

Kenan Thompson portrayed Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) — but, like Gowdy, with an incorrect name card? — who downplayed the entire situation, and even suggested the committee consider grilling Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro.

Lo and behold, the recently-indicted man was patiently waiting his turn.

Watch below, via NBC:

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