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 StrangeThe biggest political upsets of the decade State 'certificate of need' laws need to go GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries 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 SessionsDoug Jones cuts pro-mask campaign ad: 'Our health depends on each other' The Hill's Morning Report - Republicans shift, urge people to wear masks Push to oust Manhattan attorney sparks fresh crisis for DOJ 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 McConnellFormer HUD Secretary: Congress 'should invest 0B in direct rental assistance' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House approves .5T green infrastructure plan | Rubio looks to defense bill to block offshore drilling, but some fear it creates a loophole | DC-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated House approves .5T green infrastructure plan 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.