Republicans Are Officially A Joke After SNL Nails Mitch McConnell

SNL perfectly captured the way that Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Susan Collins twist and bend to support Trump.

SNL captured Mitch McConnell perfectly

When asked about Trump’s escalating trade war with China, McConnell answered that there was no collusion. On the question of whether he would support Trump if Mueller testified that he committed obstruction of justice, SNL’s McConnell said, “Well, we need a leader who’s willing to do what he’s got to do to win.” Graham said, “the best way to uphold the law is to be above it,” and Susan Collins said that she would write a strongly worded email and send it to her draft folder.


They went through several hypotheticals including one where Trump married AOC and enacted the Green New Deal. Republicans grumbled but would still support Trump. There was absolutely nothing that Trump could do to lose their support.

Republicans are a joke, and the nation is watching

Senate Republicans and the endless rationalizing of Trump is not going unnoticed. A Saturday Night Live parody is a signal that a political perception has crossed into the cultural mainstream. The idea that Senate Republicans are joined at the hip to Trump is a dream come true for Democrats who have their eyes on taking back the Senate in 2020.

The constant rationalizing, explaining, and refusal to act as a co-equal branch of government has put Mitch McConnell on the sinking Trump ship without a lifeboat. Senate Republicans aren’t fooling anyone, and if Trump goes down to defeat in 2020 he is taking fake moderates like Susan Collins, and his most potent enabler in Congress, Mitch McConnell, down with him.

Look closely at the SNL parody, and you can see the sketching of the end for the Republican Party.

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