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Gohmert reads SNL’s ‘I can see Russia’ sketch on House floor

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Life imitated art–or at least comedy–on the House floor Monday when one Texas Republican re-enacted a sketch from Saturday Night Live.

Rep. Louie Gohmert quoted the 2008 skit starring Tina Fey as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in which Fey mocked Palin’s suggestion that she could “see Russia from [her] house.” But Gohmert didn’t just quote the sketch. He actually played both Tina Fey and co-star Amy Poehler’s parts in the bit to get his point across that Palin never said those words herself.

Gohmert’s speech is part of an effort to trump Palin’s recent comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Look, the perception of Obama, of him and his potency across the world is one of such weakness,” Palin said on Fox News earlier this month. “People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”