‘SNL’ star Bowen Yang poked fun at George Santos expulsion in musical farewell

‘SNL’ star Bowen Yang poked fun at George Santos expulsion in musical farewell

“SNL” star Bowen Yang bid farewell to expelled Rep. George Santos in a swan song and dance filled with lies on Saturday night.

Holding a press conference outside of the Capitol building following his expulsion, Santos, played by Yang, insisted he was being assaulted and bullied by the entire country because he was a “proud, gay thief.”

“Since the day I was elected, it’s been a witch hunt, but if I’m guilty of anything it’s for loving too much- slash- fraud,” he said with an overcoat draped over his shoulders, during the show’s “Cold Open.”

“Now I’m sure you bloodthirsty jackals in the media have a thousand mean, nasty questions you’re dying to ask me, go,” Santos says before a reporter responds “You called this press conference, no one asked you to do this”

As he called on reporters for questions, Santos attempted to trick them by asking for their banking personal information such as their bank routing number, mother’s maiden name, and childhood pet, the latter of which got an answer.

Now stripped of his congressional duties, Santos referred to himself by his new title of “Professor, Major, General, Reverend, Astronaut Santos, Protector of the Realm and Princess of Genovia,” the fictional country from “The Princess Diaries” film series.

When he is asked how he’d like to be remembered later in history, Santos answered with his parody of Elton John’s hit song “Candle in the Wind.”

Holding a press conference outside of the Capitol building following his expulsion, Santos, played by Yang, insisted he was being assaulted and bullied by the entire country because he was a “proud, gay thief.” Saturday Night Live/YouTube
As he called on reporters for questions, Santos attempted to trick them by asking for their banking personal information such as their bank routing number, mother’s maiden name, and childhood pet, the latter of which got an answer. Saturday Night Live/YouTube

Santos, appearing in a dark room alongside a grand piano for his final performance, began singing his ballad by saying goodbye to the “Congress Queens” although they didn’t know him because he lied about his entire life to them.

He goes on to sing about the many accusations that have been made against him including using donation funds for botox, using a fake name, and how he lied about all the schools he attended and the jobs he held.

“It seems to me I lived my life like a Scandal in the Wind,” he sang. “…Congress stuff is tough. The toughest job I ever had. And I was a neurosurgeon at NYU.”

Rep. George Santos talks to reporters in front of the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 30, a day before he was expelled from Congress. AP
Rep. George Santos walks to the Capitol from his office before his expulsion vote on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. AFP via Getty Images

Yang has routinely portrayed Santos during the hit “NBC” sketch show, appearing as the politician in the cold open and “Weekend Update” segments since January.

“I was like, ‘Oh he has glasses and we both have a gross nasally voice so maybe I’m the guy,” Yang told Seth Meyers about how he came to reprise Santos.

The real George Santos faced months of investigations after he won his Nov. 2022 election despite fabricating a majority of his background including where

On Friday, the US House of Representatives voted for the third time to expel Santos, and did so successfully, kicking the indicted lawmaker from his elected position, only the sixth time ever.

The lower chamber voted 311-114 with eight no votes and two Democrat lawmakers voting present.

Santos, appearing in a dark room alongside a grand piano for his final performance, began singing his ballad by saying goodbye to the “Congress Queens” although they didn’t know him because he lied about his entire life to them. Saturday Night Live/YouTube

In the late hours of Friday and into Saturday, Santos went “scorched earth” on several of his former co-congress members, by saying he would be filing ethics complaints against them to the Office of Congressional Ethics.

The disgraced politician said he was targeting his complaints against New York Reps. Nicole Malliotakis, Mike Lawler, Nick LaLota and New Jersey Rep. Rob Menendez.

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