Scarborough: I’m tired of GOP being the ‘stupid party’

"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough on Thursday said 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.

He made the comments while discussing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who won the state's Republican primary in a runoff this week.


"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, slamming Moore, who earlier this month was forced to defend himself for not knowing the acronym DACA stood for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program. 

Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, beat out Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangePandemic proves importance of pharmaceutical innovation The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Trump faces test of power with early endorsements MORE (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 SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHouse Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists Senate Judiciary begins investigation into DOJ lawmaker subpoenas NSA leaker Reality Winner released from federal prison MORE'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 is likely to win the general election in December, despite efforts by establishment Republicans to foil his victory in the runoff against Strange. 

Moore has railed against the GOP establishment and the failure of the Republican-controlled Congress to fulfill key parts of the Trump's agenda, and he has vowed to "end Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Schumer to trigger reconciliation process on Wednesday | Four states emerge as test case for cutting off jobless benefits GOP senator: I want to make Biden a 'one-half-term president' McConnell presses for 'actual consequences' in disclosure of tax data MORE’s reign as majority leader."

Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, announced earlier this year that he had decided to leave the GOP to become an independent.