Joe Scarborough, who was once a Republican congressman from Florida, said on Thursday’s “Morning Joe” that he’s “tired of us being the stupid party” — despite having left the GOP earlier this year.
“I’m just tired of us being the stupid party,” he said on his morning MSNBC show. “You can elect all the people you want to Washington, D.C., carrying torches, but you have a president who wants to reorder one sixth of the economy. He doesn’t know any of the details, none of the details… about the bills that would actually do that.”
“It certainly does bring to mind Nicolle Wallace saying, I’m tired of the debates about whether the Republican party is going to be the conservative party, or the liberal party,” Scarborough said during a conversation about the Senate primary race in Alabama in which firebrand former judge Roy Moore defeated Luther Strange despite the latter receiving the endorsement of Donald Trump and much of the Republican establishment.
In July, Scarborough said on “The Late Show” that he would leave the GOP to be an independent.
Scarborough continued to disparage elected Republican, criticizing Moore for not knowing what the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is. On a clip played during the show, Moore asked a reporter to explain the term “Dreamers,” which is how recipients of DACA are widely known.
“He is so isolated from any news, from any knowledge of the debate in Washington,” Scarborough said.
Watch more in the clip above.