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

MSNBC host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughControversial radio host Don Imus dies at 79 Scarborough: 'Teflon Joe' Biden weathering storm amid Warren's 'political bleeding' Richard Haass to Scarborough: Thursday 'one of Donald Trump's best days as president' 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) WallaceFox's Chris Wallace asks if Trump legal team filled with people who have their own axe to grind Chris Wallace: Pelosi plan to force 'McConnell to bow to her will' was a 'total failure' The Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment week 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 BrzezinskiBrzezinski on Sanders-Warren: Someone isn't telling the truth Scarborough to GOP: 'What job is worth selling your political soul over?' Mika Brzezinski: Buttigieg's 'age and experience' may explain fade in Iowa poll MORE.

"And the viewers! It’s just disgraceful," Scarborough exclaimed. "It's just disgraceful! Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoSunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial Parnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process 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 TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE didn't confront Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinDOJ releases new tranche of Mueller witness documents Russia's shakeup has implications for Putin, Medvedev and the US The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to lay out impeachment case to senators next week 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 MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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 ColbertYang: I've received about 12 apologies from media networks during campaign Scarborough to GOP: 'What job is worth selling your political soul over?' Bloomberg to appear on 'The Late Show' following next week's Democratic debate 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."