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.
“.@JoeNBC just announced during @colbertlateshow taping that he’s leaving GOP,” CBS reporter Chris Licht tweeted.
“Now an Independent. Watch tonight at 11:35 on @CBS.”
The former congressman served as a Republican in Florida’s 1st District from 1995 to 2001.
Scarborough and “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski have been on the receiving end of withering insults from President Trump’s infamous Twitter account.