MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, blasted the GOP following the landslide victory of right-wing extremist Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate primary on Thursday, saying that he’s tired of the GOP being the “stupid party.”
“It certainly does bring to mind, Nicole Wallace, saying I’m tired of the debates about whether the Republican Party is going to be the conservative party or the liberal party. I’m just tired of us being the stupid party,” Scarborough said.
“You’ve got a guy that wants to get elected to the United States Senate, doesn’t even know what DACA is or the Dreamers are, which means he is so isolated from any news, from any knowledge of the debate in Washington, D.C., that you even wonder why he’s applying for the job,” Scarborough said.
The Hill added:
Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, beat out Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in a runoff election on Tuesday, emerging as the Republican nominee for the race to serve out the rest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘s Senate term.
He campaigned as an anti-establishment conservative largely aligned with President Trump’s wing of the Republican Party. Trump had endorsed Strange in state’s GOP primary, while former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon backed Moore.
Moore has railed against the GOP establishment, vowing to “end Mitch McConnell’s reign as majority leader.”
Scarborough announced earlier this year that he had decided to leave the Republican Party to become an independent.