'Morning Joe' Openly Calls on Republicans to Dump Trump

"Morning Joe" spent Tuesday reviewing FBI Director James Comey's confirmation of a counterintelligence investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election and the precedent it sets for the GOP going forward. The hosts were, in a word, appalled.


Eleven years ago, Joe Scarborough predicted a major shakeup in his party. Since the election, he has repeatedly warned Republicans they will be judged for a half-century on how they treat Trump.

“Republicans have to understand right now, if this continues, and this is awfully early to say this," he warned, "but if this continues, at least in the House, and there were a lot of Senate seats, they are going to be shocked Election Night if they don’t take care of themselves."

Scarborough's message was simple: Stop waiting for Trump's presidential pivot and start putting country first. 

“If the Republican Party doesn’t start taking care of itself and stop making fools of themselves for a guy who is going to keep tweeting lies and nonsense—they can’t chase that around,” he concluded.

“They can’t defend the indefensible,” Mika Brzezinski remarked. “They can’t see what a sad and grave time this is for our country."

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