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Elizabeth Warren draws cheers, jeers for her ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch

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“ ‘I’m not dead. I’m just in the Senate.’ ”

That’s Sen. Elizabeth Warren, appearing on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” just two days after suspending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination[1].

Warren also joked that she was proud of the coalition she’d built, comprising, she said, of teachers, preschool teachers, middle-school teachers and teachers’ pets. She also boasted of having given a billionaire “a swirly” on live TV, in reference to Michael Bloomberg.

Watch the full opening sketch:

Warren’s appearance got plenty of attention across social media:

Separately, Warren performed with “SNL” cast member Kate McKinnon, who frequently plays Warren in sketches, in a TikTok video that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a vocal backer of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential bid, pronounced legendary:

Warren has not revealed whether she will throw her support behind Sanders or Joe Biden, the former vice president, if either. That, too, was fodder for a punch line on “SNL”: Maybe, she said, she’d “pull a New York Times” and endorse both. The Times, of course, endorsed both Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota for the Democratic nomination[2] in January.

Supporters of Sanders, with whom Warren has been viewed as closely aligned in terms of policy priorities, weren’t pleased with the lack of an endorsement:

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