Comedian Kathy Griffin, who has never held back from poking fun at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, played a female Tea Party candidate on Tuesday’s episode of Glee.
Griffin wore glasses and a red sweater, reminiscent of Palin’s frequent selection of red attire. Griffin’s character, who was described as “Twitterer and former Tea Party candidate Tammy Jean Albertson,” asked one of the school nuns for proof that the students were American citizens, seeming to mock people who argue President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States.
“I think it’s fair to ask if we have written proof that these kids were born in the United States of America,” Griffin’s character said.
Griffin mimicked former Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell when she stood up and announced, “Before we start, I would like to say I am not a witch.”
Griffin’s character also claimed that males should not sing together as that would suggest a gay connection.
“Well, boys shouldn’t do a duet,” Griffin said, apparently parodying anti-gay sentiment. “The last thing we need to do is send a message to children that gay is okay. I am a politician and when I lost my last election — and there will be a recount — I didn’t go around singing about being a loser, I Twittered that Obama is a terrorist.”
Griffin told Bravo that her Glee role was “more of a Michele Bachmann, Sharron Angle” impersonation than that of Palin, because “Tina Fey does the definitive Sarah Palin.” Griffin channeled Bachmann’s State of the Union response by looking everywhere but the camera.
Earlier this month, Sarah Palin called Griffin an “adult bully” and “has-been comedienne” for the comedian’s vow to begin harassing 16-year-old Willow Palin. Griffin previously picked on Bristol Palin’s weight, saying the young mother “gained like 30 pounds a week” during Dancing with the Stars.
This article has been updated. An earlier version of this story said Griffin stated “loser” instead of “terrorist.”
[WATCH: Griffin on Glee]