- Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live’s cold open on NBC, finally meeting up with her impersonator, Kate McKinnon.
- Warren was in light spirits after suspending her campaign earlier this week, quipping “I’m not dead. I’m just in the Senate.”
- “We built a wide coalition of teachers, preschool teachers, middle school teachers, and teachers’ pets,” Warren said. “And not only did I not accept money from billionaires — I got to give one a swirly on live TV.”
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Following in the legacy of America’s most notable political figures, Sen. Elizabeth Warren finally met her impersonator on screen during Saturday Night Live’s cold open in a side-by-side with Kate McKinnon.
Warren deadpanned through some material during what was ostensibly a parody of Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show — another impression in McKinnon’s wheelhosue — when the comedian quickly changed and popped up on screen next to the Bay State senator.
“Sorry, I just wanted to put on my favorite outfit to thank you for all that you’ve done in your lifetime,” McKinnon said while sporting the same blue blazer as Warren.
“I’m not dead,” Warren quipped. “I’m just in the Senate.”
After dropping out of the race earlier in the week, Warren thanked her supporters and took a dig at former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, whom she humiliated in the Las Vegas debate.
“We built a wide coalition of teachers, preschool teachers, middle school teachers, and teachers’ pets,” Warren said. “And not only did I not accept money from billionaires — I got to give one a swirly on live TV.”
Warren and McKinnon also made a TikTok together, with former Warren staffers lamenting that the country wouldn’t be blessed with a White House edition of McKinnon’s impression.
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