Morning Joe Host Announces Departure From Republican Party


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Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough has announced he can no longer be a member of the GOP despite years of being a Republican.

The reason? Scarborough revealed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert his disappointment at the Republican Party and their inability to stand up to Donald Trump – in particular Trump’s racism. He told Colbert the present Republican Party was not one “Ronald Reagan could associate with.”

Speaking to Stephen Colbert alongside fellow Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, Scarborough told the audience, “You have to ask yourself, what exactly is the Republican Party willing to do? How far are they willing to go? How much of this country and our values are they willing to sell out?”

When Colbert reminded Joe he was a Republican, Scarborough retorted, “I am a Republican, but I’m not going to be a Republican anymore. I’ve got to become an independent.”