FILE - In this April 11, 2012 file photograph taken by AP Images for The Hollywood Reporter, 'Morning Joe' host Joe Scarborough arrives at The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York. MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Scarborough says heÃ¢â¬â¢s leaving the GOP. The Ã¢â¬ÅMorning JoeÃ¢â¬Â co-host has become a sharp critic of President Donald Trump. Scarborough said Tuesday, July 11, 2017, during an interview with CBS Ã¢â¬ÅLate ShowÃ¢â¬Â host Stephen Colbert that Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢ve got to become an independent.Ã¢â¬Â (Evan Agostini/AP Images for The Hollywood Reporter, File)
MSNBC host and former GOP Congressman Joe Scarborough said he is leaving the Republican party Tuesday during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Scarborough, who has been blasted by The White House for his criticism of President Trump, made the announcement on the show which will air on Tuesday night.
“I am a Republican but I’m not gonna be a Republican anymore,” Scarborough said on the show.
“I’m gonna become an Independent.”
The former congressman served as a Republican in Florida’s 1st District from 1995 to 2001.
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