November 5, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 165 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
TRUMP'S SNL APPEARANCE; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 165
(House of Representatives - November 05, 2015)
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[Page H7747] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TRUMP'S SNL APPEARANCE (Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to encourage Saturday Night Live to disinvite Donald Trump from hosting their show this weekend. Many may believe that Mr. Trump is just causing controversy so that he can get media attention, but his divisive and racist rhetoric has very troubling and real-world consequences. Many businesses and individuals have severed ties with Mr. Trump. Even SNL's owner, NBC Universal, stated that, ``At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,'' and they ended their relationship with Mr. Trump. Perhaps this blunder happened because currently there is no Latino cast member on SNL, and there have only been two in the entire history of SNL. I hope Saturday Night Live's producers, writers, and cast members will consider how Donald Trump hosting SNL will compromise the integrity of their show. Having Mr. Trump degrades the quality of SNL's humor because racism isn't funny. It is lazy, and it is cheap. Comedy has the power to highlight hypocrisy in society and reveal important social truths and political commentary. SNL has achieved that in the past, and I hope it returns. ____________________