Scarborough during Mueller hearing: 'Jesus, forgive me for ever being a Republican'

Former GOP lawmaker and current “Morning Joe” co-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 tweeted during former special counsel 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’s Wednesday testimony and asked to be forgiven for his previous party affiliation.

"Jesus, forgive me for ever being a Republican,” the former four-term Florida congressman said.

The MSNBC host announced in 2017 that he was leaving the Republican Party and becoming an independent over GOP support for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE.

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Scarborough's tweet came after Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee grilled Mueller on the findings of his investigation into Russia's election interference and potential obstruction of justice. 

Rep. John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeWhite House appoints GOP House members to advise Trump's impeachment team Trump's legal team gets set for impeachment trial Five lingering questions as impeachment heads to Senate MORE (R-Texas), a former prosecutor, alleged that Mueller violated Justice Department principles by writing that his probe did not exonerate the president on obstruction allegations. 

Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertRepublicans eye top spot on Natural Resources panel Sheila Jackson Lee tops colleagues in House floor speaking days over past decade Trump shocks, earns GOP rebukes with Dingell remarks MORE (R-Texas), who earlier this month described Mueller as an "anal opening," pressed Mueller for details about his relationship with former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyNYT: Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info Bernie-Hillary echoes seen in Biden-Sanders primary fight Rosenstein on his time in Trump administration: 'We got all the big issues right' MORE and his handling of the behavior of former FBI agent Peter Strzok.