Joe Scarborough announces he's leaving the Republican Party – CBS News

Tom MarkLast Update : Wednesday 12 July 2017 - 1:36 PM
Joe Scarborough announces he's leaving the Republican Party – CBS News

Last Updated Jul 12, 2017 10:45 AM EDT

Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” announced on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday night that he is leaving the Republican Party to become an independent.

In a preview of the show, Scarborough, a former GOP congressman from Florida, revealed the reasons behind the move, saying he believes the Republican Party has “betrayed their core values”:

Scarborough appeared on the show with his fiancee and co-host, Mika Brzezinski. 

The interview came after President Trump unleashed a series of tweets last month insulting Scarborough and Brzezinski

Scarborough was critical of Mr. Trump and Republicans long before the insults. After Mr. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, for instance, he told Republicans to “stand the hell up” and do something. Scarborough took to Twitter Tuesday night to express his frustration with the GOP.

“It’s a shame there are so few Republicans speaking truth to power,” he tweeted.

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