'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 McConnellBiden, Eastland and rejecting the cult of civility California governor predicts 'xenophobic' GOP will likely be third party in 15 years This week: Congress set for clash on Trump's border request MORE (Ky.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks Trump urged to quickly fill Pentagon post amid Iran tensions MORE (S.C.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsMaine House speaker announces challenge to Collins Senate seat GOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks MORE (Maine) for their support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates 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 Todd2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Trump: Appointing Sessions was my biggest mistake Trump: Bolton would take on the whole world at one time 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. 


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 Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report 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 TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Trump calls off Iran strike at last minute The Hill's Morning Report — US strikes approved against Iran pulled back The Hill's Morning Report - Trump's reelection message: Promises kept MORE, for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Young activists press for change in 2020 election Ocasio-Cortez calls out Steve King, Liz Cheney amid controversy over concentration camp remarks 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.