'Saturday Night Live' ponders what it would take for Republicans to turn against Trump

"Saturday Night Live" in its latest episode took aim at GOP Senators Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale Overnight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale McConnell defends Trump amid backlash: 'He gets picked at every day' MORE (Ky.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell defends Trump amid backlash: 'He gets picked at every day' McConnell defends Trump amid backlash: 'He gets picked at every day' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Biden, Sanders to share stage at first DNC debate MORE (S.C.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report — Uproar after Trump's defense of foreign dirt on candidates The Hill's Morning Report — Uproar after Trump's defense of foreign dirt on candidates Democratic challenger to Susan Collins announces Senate bid MORE (Maine) for their support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE.

The NBC sketch comedy program mocked the three high-profile senators in a parody version of the network's “Meet The Press.” Kyle Mooney, acting as host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddHannity mocks NBC for making Maddow a debate moderator Hannity mocks NBC for making Maddow a debate moderator NBC announces five moderators for the first Democratic debate MORE, questioned cast members portraying the three senators on a range of topics, including what it would take for them to turn against the president. 

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Mooney opens the segment by asking them about Trump's new push to raise tariffs and if the senators support it.

"There was no collusion," McConnell, played by Beck Bennett, responds, referencing the GOP's  widespread response to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's report. 

Graham, played by Kate McKinnon, later says that "when you have a president who is a financial genius and a business Jesus like Donald Trump, you've just got to trust him."

"This man has lost a hundred times more money than I’ve ever made," McKinnon says. 

Cecily Strong, playing Collins, then states that "some of things this administration is doing makes me want to shake my head vigorously and wag my finger once, perhaps twice."

The segment transitions to Mooney questioning the senators on whether various hypotheticals would cause them to stop supporting Trump. At one point, Mooney asks the group what they would do if they found out Trump was a Muslim. 

"A Muslim? Oh, just the thought of that makes me want to stress eat," Bennett's McConnell says as he begins eating a piece of lettuce. 

Mooney's Todd also asks the group how'd they react if Trump divorced the first lady, Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump compares Melania to Jackie Kennedy: 'We have our own Jackie O' Trump compares Melania to Jackie Kennedy: 'We have our own Jackie O' The Hill's Morning Report — Uproar after Trump's defense of foreign dirt on candidates MORE, for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Ocasio-Cortez shares verse by the 'Congressional Destiny's Child' in promotion of new birth control legislation MORE (D-N.Y.) and pledged to sign the Green New Deal, a progressive measure the first-year lawmaker is promoting to combat climate change. 

The three senators immediately voice outrage at the possibility, with Bennett's McConnell saying that it crosses the line. 

"So he'd lose your support?" Mooney's asks. 

"He would not," Bennett's McConnell replies. 

The segment wraps up with the actors playing Graham, McConnell and Collins saying they might stop supporting Trump if he got "gay married" to the leader of ISIS. 

"Then maybe," Bennett's McConnell says. "Ah, heck. Who are we kidding? We'll always be ride-or-die bitches." 

The NBC segment comes as the GOP fiercely defends Trump amid an active push from Democrats to investigate the president further. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, said last week that Mueller's report on Russia's interference shows it is time for Democrats to move on.