Scarborough: Pompeo 'disgracing himself' by 'insulting' Fox's Chris Wallace

MSNBC host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughJournalists, political heavyweights pay respects to Cokie Roberts: 'A pioneer for so many' MSNBC's Scarbrough credits Fox's Hemingway for prompting Kavanaugh correction in New York Times McConnell: 'Over-the-top' Moscow Mitch nickname effort to 'smear' me MORE on Monday teed off on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling his remarks during an interview with "Fox News Sunday" host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceAmash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 Trump labels GOP challengers the 'Three Stooges' Pompeo: Taliban talks are dead 'for the time being' MORE "disgraceful" and "insulting."

"He is beneath contempt. He should be ashamed of himself. He’s doing a disservice to the United States of America," Scarborough said on "Morning Joe."


"And that bumbling, stupid act that he did on Fox News, insulting Chris Wallace," he added.

"And the viewers," injected co-host Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiMattis: 'I don't know how I could have spoken more loudly' against Trump than by quitting In three years of Trump's presidency, who has branded whom? Brzezinski fires back at Trump after he lashes out at 'Morning Joe': 'I'm sad and disgusted' MORE.

"And the viewers! It’s just disgraceful," Scarborough exclaimed. "It's just disgraceful! Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Pentagon waiting for Saudi assessment on attack | Defense bill talks begin | Border fight takes centerstage | Pentagon finalizes .5B in wall contracts | US withholds Afghan aid citing corruption House Armed Services panel gets classified briefing on Saudi attacks US withholds 0M in Afghan aid citing corruption MORE is unworthy to hold any public office for the rest of his life."

Scarborough, a former GOP congressman who left the party in 2017, took issue with Pompeo's frustration at Wallace on Sunday regarding why President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE didn't confront Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinWe, the People: A radical idea that must persist Trump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy Feehery: Impeachment fever bad for Democratic governing vision MORE on meddling in the 2016 election.

"You are looking at the administration that has been tougher on Russia than any of its predecessors, and yet you continue to be fixated on something that Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE wrote down," Pompeo told Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

"I'm not fixated about Robert Mueller, I'm fixated on the president's conversation with Vladimir Putin, and the fact that in a conversation he doesn't even mention meddling in 2020," Wallace retorted. "And the question I'm asking, I think it's a legitimate one, a lot of people are asking it, sir, is 'Why not?' "

Pompeo replied by explaining that it should be understood that "sometimes conversations just aren't long enough to include every issue that might be brought up."

"But no one should misunderstand from your question today, your viewers should not be misled, this administration has taken seriously the threat of election interference and will continue to do so," the secretary of State added.

Scarborough on Monday also said Pompeo should be "at the top of the list of day traders who don't understand: Donald Trump is going to be out of office in a year and a half, and he’s going to be at home, sitting at home."

"Because he’s disgracing himself every day, attacking Chris Wallace, attacking 'Fox News Sunday,' and attacking the viewers," the MSNBC host added.

Scarborough had predicted on several occasions last year that Trump would not seek reelection.

"I don’t think Donald Trump is going to run for reelection," Scarborough told CBS "Late Show" host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes Buttigieg calls Warren 'evasive' on Medicare for all The Memo: Biden's rivals search for right mode of attack MORE in October 2018. “He didn’t want to be elected president. He didn’t think he was going to be elected president. He didn’t even think he was going to get the Republican nomination. He’s going to cash out."