NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough says he’s leaving the GOP.
The “Morning Joe” co-host has become a sharp critic of President Donald Trump.
Scarborough said Tuesday during an interview with CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that “I’ve got to become an independent.”
He appeared as a guest with his co-host and fiance, Mika Brzezinski, who recently was attacked in sharply personal terms by the president.
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Scarborough says it’s inexplicable why so many Republicans look the other way when Trump says or does something that betrays the party’s core values.
He told Colbert that “I am a Republican but I’m not going to be a Republican anymore.”
Scarborough was elected to four terms in Congress from Florida starting in 1994.