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WATCH: Women of Congress

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Dozens of Democratic lawmakers dressed in white attire for President Trump’s State of the Union address last week, and this weekend, “Saturday Night Live” put a spin on the display of suffragette solidarity with a skit titled “Women of Congress.”

Done in the style of the introduction sequence of the “Charlie’s Angels” television show, the “SNL” segment featured seven cast members and guest Halsey playing eight female Democratic members of Congress. Each had a comedic nickname and catchphrase, centered around their service in Congress or their opposition to the Republican Party and Trump.

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Featured first was Kate McKinnon playing House Speaker Nancy “Madame Clap Back” Pelosi, whose nickname referred to her pointed applause and facial expressions during Trump’s speech.

Pelosi’s catchphrase?

“I’m so woke, I can’t close my eyes.”

Next up, Melissa Villaseñor stepped in as Alexandria “I Say What I Meme” Ocasio-Cortez, the New York congresswoman whose celebrity has grown quickly in part due to her social media presence.

Following Villaseñor’s introduction was Leslie Jones as longtime California congresswoman Maxine “Don’t Go Chasing” Waters.

They call me Auntie Maxine,” Jones’s character declared. “But I’m going to make Trump say ‘uncle.’ ”

Introductions followed for Cecily Strong as Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Ego Nwodim as Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Aidy Bryant as New Hampshire congresswoman Annie Kuster, Heidi Gardner as Virginia congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, and Halsey as Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib.

The intro preceded a short scene of the women gathered in an office to listen to a message from Trump, whose voice is played by “SNL” Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin.

You can watch the entire sketch at the top of this article.


Peter Bailey-Wells can be reached at peter.bailey-wells@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @pbaileywells.

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