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Christine Baranski is ready to mock Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on “Saturday Night Live.” The Emmy-winning actress believes her physical similarities would allow her to do a memorable guest impression of the controversial cabinet member.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Baranski said:

“It would seem somewhat logical—we have that strong jawline, don’t we? I can play people with whom I drastically disagree. The [S.N.L.] sketches have been unbelievable all through the election, and the post-election. So yeah, we could have a revolving door of people playing the cabinet members and all.”

Last Saturday, Kate McKinnon took on the role of DeVos. “I don’t know anything about school but I do think there should be a school,” McKinnon’s DeVos told the press when asked about growth vs. proficiency in measuring student progress. “Probably Jesus school. And I do think it should have walls and roof and gun for potential grizzly.” The skit mocked DeVos’ apparent unfamiliarity with the growth vs. proficiency debate, in addition to her comments on a Wyoming school probably having a gun “to protect from potential grizzlies” when discussing school gun laws.

Currently, Alec Baldwin plays President Donald Trump on “SNL,” while Melissa McCarthy recently took on the role of press secretary Sean Spicer. Additionally, other celebrity offers have included Rosie O’Donnell as Steve Bannon, Billy Baldwin as Eric Trump and Margaret Cho as Ben Carson.

Trump was reportedly upset that Spicer was played by a woman, resulting in others imagining their dream all-female “SNL” Trump administration cast. Suggestions have included Ellen DeGeneres as Vice President Mike Pence, Kristin Wiig as Jared Kushner and Meryl Streep as Trump, a decision that would surely send the president into a Twitter firestorm.

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