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Scarborough says he'll never return to Republican Party after GOP supported Trump

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, host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said on Wednesday that he would never be a Republican again after the party supported President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE.

During an appearance on “The View” with his wife and co-host Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiMayor de Blasio announces New York City to 'fully reopen' on July 1 Scarborough slams Jordan for spreading 'lies' about Fauci: 'It's sheer idiocy' 'Morning Joe' hosts criticize cancel culture over McCammond tweets MORE, the former GOP congressman was asked if the party could recover after supporting the president over the last four years.

Scarborough said the GOP keeps making “fools of themselves” by kowtowing to Trump, and that he didn’t know where to go after the party threw aggressive support behind him.

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“I don’t know where I go. I’m not sure where you go,” he said. “I don’t go back to the Republican Party.”

Scarborough also blasted Trump for acting as a “fascist,” saying Trump has called on his supporters to commit violent acts and repeatedly suggested arresting his political opponents. He also pointed out that Trump has asserted that Article II of the Constitution gives him “the right to do whatever I want as president."

“My Republican Party, the Republican Party of my youth, remains silent. I can never go back there,” the former congressman said.

“So the question is, do I remain an independent for the rest of my life? Do we have an expanding Democratic Party where Democrats welcome conservatives and suburban voters that helped elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden's quiet diplomacy under pressure as Israel-Hamas fighting intensifies Overnight Defense: Administration approves 5M arms sale to Israel | Biden backs ceasefire in call with Netanyahu | Military sexual assault reform push reaches turning point CDC mask update sparks confusion, opposition MORE this time?” he said. “I mean I think that’s the big question.”

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Trump has been in a long-running feud with the “Morning Joe” hosts that has included Trump attacking Brzezinski’s appearance. Scarborough has repeatedly insulted the president and said in 2017 that Trump suffers from “early onset dementia.”

Last month, he suggested that Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinTime for jaw-to-jaw with Moscow Hillicon Valley: Colonial pipeline is back online, but concerns remain | Uber, Lyft struggle with driver supply | Apple cuts controversial hire Menendez calls on Biden to support Armenia amid rising tensions with Azerbaijan MORE was more likely to take a tough question from a reporter than Trump. 

Scarborough formally registered as an independent in 2017, and has been a frequent critic of the GOP in the wake of the Trump presidency.