A Leading Republican Just Rage-Quit the GOP (VIDEO)

A Leading Republican Just Rage-Quit the GOP (VIDEO)

One Republican Is Kissing His Party Good-Bye

MSNBC host and former GOP Congressman Joe Scarborough is leaving the Republican party and becoming an Independent.

Scarborough made the announcement during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

“I am a Republican but I’m not gonna be a Republican anymore,” Scarborough said. “I’m gonna become an Independent.”

The Conservative host  has long since voiced disgust with President Trump. And his disgust now spills over onto other members within the Republican party he has long loved, because they are complicit in much of what makes Trump so horrible.

The moment came when Colbert asked Joe Scarborough why other Republicans haven’t changed their attitudes towards Donald Trump, like Scarborough did.

“What do you think is happening within your own party?” Colbert asked.

“I think it’s inexplicable,” Scarborough replied. However, Joe said, the Republican party’s betrayal of their “core values” began long before the election of Donald Trump. He pointed back to Donald Trump’s first embrace of a ban against Muslims, in December of 2015. He himself could never vote for someone, he explained, who sought to ban people based “on the God they worship.”

The audience cheered.

Scarborough appears next to his  co-host and fiance Mika Brzezinski. Both have long since been the focus of Donald Trump’s ire. Recently, Trump lashed out at the two in a series of tweets, referring to Scarborough as “Psycho Joe” and to Brzezinski as “low-I.Q. Crazy Mika.” He then made a bizarre claim about Mika, saying she “was bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he saw her last year.

It’s Been A Long Time Coming

A look at Scarborough’s Twitter feed is enough to see his beliefs – and his open disgust for his once-beloved Republican party.

The answer is, apparently, too low for a man like Joe Scarborough to continue to align himself with any longer.

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The interview is slated to air Tuesday night at 11:35 p.m. EDT, but you can see the bombshell admission in the video below.

Image credit: Sam Warde