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 ScarboroughScarborough: Trump would arrest his media critics 'tomorrow' if he could Scarborough: 'Media silence is deafening' condemning Snoop Dogg attacks against Gayle King Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Democrats seek to preempt Trump message on health care | E-cigarette executives set for grilling | Dems urge emergency funding for coronavirus MORE tweeted during former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press 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 RatcliffeTrump considering Utah GOP lawmaker for top intelligence post: report  Jordan says he will support McCarthy for Speaker if majority flips next year Collins Senate bid sets off game of musical chairs for GOP 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 GohmertHouse Natural Resources gives Grijalva power to subpoena Interior Republicans eye top spot on Natural Resources panel Sheila Jackson Lee tops colleagues in House floor speaking days over past decade 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 ComeyA tale of two lies: Stone, McCabe and the danger of a double standard for justice DOJ attorney looking into whether CIA withheld info during start of Russia probe: NYT Graham requests interviews with DOJ, FBI officials as part of probe into Russia investigation MORE and his handling of the behavior of former FBI agent Peter Strzok.