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 ScarboroughMSNBC's Scarborough hits back at Trump: 'History will be kind' to Romney MSNBC signs Alicia Menendez as weekend anchor Scarborough to Pelosi: 'Our constitutional republic literally hangs on' what you do on impeachment MORE tweeted during former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski 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 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.

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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 RatcliffeGOP searches for impeachment boogeyman Democrats claim new momentum from intelligence watchdog testimony Hillicon Valley: Senate passes bill to boost cyber help for agencies, businesses | Watchdog warns Energy Department failing to protect grid | FTC sues Match for allegedly conning users 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 GohmertConservative lawmakers demand Schiff's recusal from Trump impeachment inquiry Louie Gohmert's exchange with Robert Mueller revealed an uneasy relationship Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess 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 ComeyComey says he has a 'fantasy' about deleting his Twitter account after end of Trump term We need answers to questions mainstream media won't ask about Democrats Trump 'constantly' discusses using polygraphs to stem leaks: report MORE and his handling of the behavior of former FBI agent Peter Strzok.