Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, on Wednesday tweeted he was available to play brother, Julian, on "Saturday Night Live" following SNL's failure to include his brother, the only Hispanic Democratic presidential contender, in its sketch about 2020 White House hopefuls.
"Hi @nbcsnl, I'm available next time you need someone to play Julian Castro. I get mistaken for that guy all the time. #SNL #Castro2020," Joaquin Castro said.
The sketch, titled "Impeachment Town Hall," included spoofs of Beto O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders. Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Joe Biden.
Missing was Castro, the only Hispanic contender.
A top Latino advocacy group earlier this week called the move by SNL, "completely unacceptable."
"The erasure of Secretary @JulianCastro, the only Latino running for president, by SNL is completely unacceptable. Now more than ever, representation matters," tweeted Latino Victory Monday afternoon. "We hope @nbcsnl finds a Latino, there are plenty out there, to play Secretary Castro."
Castro's national political director Natalie Montelongo and national press secretary Sawyer Hackett also tweeted their disappointment.
It is disappointing to see @nbcsnl erase @JulianCastro, the only Latino candidate in this race," wrote Montelongo. "PS — We heard from @Vegalteno that @Lin_Manuel was ready to step into that role."
"Interesting that @nbcsnl decided to cut one candidate out of this sketch," tweeted Hackett. "Could you not find a Latino actor to play @JulianCastro?"
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