“I’m not going to be a Republican anymore” — Joe Scarborough delivers news that many conservatives have been dying to hear (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Joe Scarborough, left, and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend FX's "The Americans" season five premiere at the DGA Theater on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough says he’s leaving the GOP.

The “Morning Joe” co-host has become a sharp critic of President Donald Trump.

Scarborough said Tuesday during an interview with CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert, “I’ve got to become an independent.”

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He appeared as a guest with his co-host and fiancée, Mika Brzezinski, who recently was attacked in sharply personal terms by the president.

Scarborough says it’s inexplicable why so many Republicans look the other way when Trump says or does something that betrays the party’s core values.

He told Colbert, “I am a Republican, but I’m not going to be a Republican anymore.”

Scarborough was elected to four terms in Congress representing Florida’s first district starting in 1994.

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