Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received her first Saturday Night Live treatment on the latest episode.
Cast member Melissa Villaseñor played the newly-elected member of Congress in a sketch parodying Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. (The two recently got married.)
Villaseñor’s impression focused largely on Ocasio-Cortez’s optimism as she begins her term in Congress, as well as her frankness about money. The portrayal is mostly kind — it takes more stabs at Ocasio-Cortez’s doubters than the rep-elect herself — although it does paint her as perhaps overly buoyant.
“I’m a millennial, so getting any full time job is overcoming incredible odds,” she says. “I’m actually still working for TaskRabbit.”
And when Alex Moffat’s Scarborough warns her that Congress is tough, she replies, “Joe, I worked as a bartender in a Mexican restaurant, like, eleven minutes ago. This job is a frickin’ breeze. We get Saturdays and Sundays off. I can sit down whenever I want.”
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