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'SNL' takes more jabs at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in latest episode
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'SNL' takes more jabs at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in latest episode

U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema

U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema speaks during a roundtable discussion with local leaders about the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at the Tucson International Airport.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was the punchline of several jokes during "Saturday Night Live" skits that aired Oct. 23.

Sinema has been making headlines lately, along with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, after the two Democrats held back from voting in favor of President Biden's multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure bill. 

During Saturday's "SNL" cold open, host Jason Sudeikis played one of three versions of Biden alongside comedians James Austin Johnson and Alex Moffat. About halfway through the skit, Sudeikis, acting as Biden when he was vice president, jokes that Sen. Sinema "sounds like a 'Star Wars' character." 

Sinema was also name-dropped during the popular "Weekend Update" segment of the show, with co-host Michael Che poking fun at her decision to not support "raising taxes on the wealthy to pay for Biden's agenda."

"Finally, someone speaking up for billionaires," Che said, with noticeable sarcasm. 

This is not the first time "SNL" has used Sinema as joke material, as longtime cast member Cecily Strong portrayed the U.S. senator earlier this month when the show aired the first episode of its 47th season. 


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