Lawmakers came out swinging (and singing) at the Washington Press Club Foundation’s 72nd annual Congressional Dinner on Thursday night — but they reserved some of their edgiest one-liners for the crop of 2016 presidential candidates.

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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham throws support behind Trump's Turkey sanctions Hillicon Valley: Warren takes on Facebook over political ads | Zuckerberg defends meetings with conservatives | Civil liberties groups sound alarm over online extremism bill Fury over Trump Syria decision grows MORE (S.C.), who exited the GOP presidential field in December, came out guns blazing despite saying he felt “like crap” as he battled illness and a hoarse voice.

Calling Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSaagar Enjeti: Tuesday's Democratic debate already 'rigged' against Gabbard, Sanders Ilhan Omar raises .1 million in third quarter Bloomberg rethinking running for president: report MORE the “most dishonest person in America,” Graham wondered aloud how the Democratic front-runner was “about to be the next president.”

“How could that be?” Graham asked the packed audience of hundreds of journalists, members of Congress and D.C. movers and shakers at Washington’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. “My party has gone batshit crazy,” the senator answered to wild laughter.

Graham continued, aiming many of his quips toward his former fellow Oval Office contenders.

“A good Republican would defend Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Lawmakers return to work as Dem candidates set to debate Cruz: 'Of course' it's not appropriate to ask China to investigate Bidens Sunday Show Preview: Trump's allies and administration defend decision on Syria MORE,” said Graham, of the Texas senator, before quickly adding, “that ain’t happening.”

“If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you,” Graham said, as the audience erupted in both laughter and some “oohs.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also targeted Cruz during her turn at the mic, saying the Canada-born White House hopeful feels “right at home” at a “Justin Bieber concert, a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game, a maple syrup pitcher.”

She compared the Iowa caucuses winner to the Keystone XL pipeline: Both, she said, start in Alberta, end up in Texas and risk doing irreparable harm to the environment.

“There’s a special place in hell for women who do not laugh at my jokes tonight,” said Pelosi — referencing a controversial line former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright used at a Hillary Clinton rally.

Pelosi then began to repeat the same line again, before shuffling her notes, and saying, “Oh, I’m sorry, this is Marco RubioMarco Antonio Rubio10 top Republicans who continue to deny the undeniable George Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy Furious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria MORE’s speech,” prodding the GOP presidential candidate for criticism that he’s too scripted.

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Three-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate MORE (R-Wis.) got laughs while recalling two cases of mistaken identity.

After a woman approached him at a Milwaukee airport and asked for a photo, Ryan said she exclaimed, “Oh, it’s so nice to finally meet you, Gov. [Scott] Walker.”

In another instance at the same airport, Ryan says he encountered two flight attendants whispering to one another before telling him, “You’re somebody famous. Are you Anthony Weiner?”

Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerHillicon Valley: Ocasio-Cortez clashes with former Dem senator over gig worker bill | Software engineer indicted over Capital One breach | Lawmakers push Amazon to remove unsafe products Ocasio-Cortez blasts former Dem senator for helping Lyft fight gig worker bill Only four Dem senators have endorsed 2020 candidates MORE (D-Calif.) took some shots at both sides of the aisle, jesting that, at 75, she would soon be chairing Hillary Clinton’s “millennial outreach effort.”

Her next zinger had Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE’s name on it, with Boxer saying, “Trump’s been married so many times, he calls his current wife, ‘the incumbent.’” The retiring senator ended her set with a PG-rated song about appeasing television bookers and broadcasters, belting out a “West Side Story”-inspired tune called, “I Want to be on Your TV Show.”

Among the many lawmakers eyed at the annual festivities, which included a lively after-party sponsored by The Hill: Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Billy Long (R-Mo.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Rick LarsenRichard (Rick) Ray LarsenThe Hill's Morning Report - Lawmakers return to work as Dem candidates set to debate The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by USAA — Ex-Ukraine ambassador testifies Trump pushed for her ouster The Hill's Morning Report — Arrest of Giuliani associates triggers many questions MORE (D-Wash.) Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and David Brat (R-Va.) and Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoGaetz: Some lawmakers reviewed transcript at White House On The Money: Trump takes aim at China in UN address | Consumer confidence fell as trade tensions rose | Senate proposes billion for Trump border wall Senate proposes billion for Trump border wall MORE (R-W.Va.).