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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, Greenwald trade insults on Twitter over rise of Trump Biden's poor TV ratings against Trump is exactly what this administration wants Mayor de Blasio announces New York City to 'fully reopen' on July 1 MORE tweeted during former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short 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 RatcliffeFive things to know about the new spotlight on UFOs Extraordinary explanations for UFOs look increasingly plausible Sunday shows preview: US hails Israel-Hamas cease-fire; 'vast differences' remain between Biden, GOP on infrastructure 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 GohmertWray grilled on FBI's handling of Jan. 6 Gohmert asks if federal agencies can change Earth's or moon's orbits to fight climate change Democrats debate shape of new Jan. 6 probe 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 ComeyMystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom Trump DOJ seized phone records of New York Times reporters MORE and his handling of the behavior of former FBI agent Peter Strzok.