"Saturday Night Live" mocks Republicans who stick by Trump no matter what

Saturday Night Live returned to politics tonight with a cold open that parodied Meet the Press and skewered Republican members of Congress.

When Mooney's Todd asked the loyalty question and put forth increasingly freakish hypothetical scenarios that could reasonably weaken their support, the trio of characters took long detours that, predictably, ended with them continuing to pledge fielty to the blustery business mogul.

The sketch featured Cecily Strong as Sen.

When the lawmakers were asked whether they would continue supporting Trump even if Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified that the president had obstructed justice, both McKinnon and Bennett answered in the affirmative. She's thought about sending him a strongly-worded email or two, for example. "This man has lost 100-times more money than I have ever made".

The moderator, Chuck Todd, interviews three Republican senators who try to explain their support for Trump even if some of his policies and behavior are at odds with their past stated positions.

"Well, we need a leader who's doing what he's got to do to win", Bennett's McConnell says of obstruction and collusion, as McKinnon's Graham agrees. "Unless he can help me and then it's, 'new Lindsey, who's this?'"

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"The best way to uphold the law is to be above it", responded McKinnon-as-Graham. (Friendly reminder that the president hates when SNL casts women as his male underlings.) Mooney asked them about such massive flip-flops, such as McConnell opposing tariffs for decades and now turning the other way when his superior proposes it.

They only objected at the idea of Trump dumping the First Lady for AOC - with them all protesting defiantly, with the pretend Graham repeatedly slapping the table in protest.

Not even divorcing Melania or leaving her for Stormy Daniels or Kathy Griffin saw this panel withdrawing their support. Married Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? "You do", said Todd.

Todd then quizzes the senators about what, if anything, Trump could do to make them drop their support.

"Let's say hypothetically he got gay married", Mikey Day's Mitch began with Lindsey chiming in "To the leader of Isis" while Aidy Bryant's Susan added "and they had matching diapers fashioned out of the original Constitution" before it went back around to Mitch who said "Then maybe, oh who are we kidding".

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