Joe Scarborough was once a Republican Congressman representing Florida. But since leaving the House of Representatives, he has been hosting the MSNBC morning program Morning Joe.
Now he is asking for forgiveness.
In the wake of the Russia investigation, the Mueller report and now Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifying before the Senate, Scarborough is regretting some life choices.
He took to Twitter and posted:
Jesus, forgive me for ever being a Republican.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) July 24, 2019
MoveOn.org heard his prayer and passed it on to The Good God Above.
@thegoodgodabove, you have a request.
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) July 24, 2019
Ask and ye shall receive.
— God (@thegoodgodabove) July 24, 2019
But not everyone was as forgiving as the Lord.
Back in 2015, Scarborough and his co-host and now wife, Mika Brzezinski, were fans of Republican candidate Donald Trump. Over time the MSNBC duo soured on the President.
In 2017, Scarborough announced he was leaving the GOP and instead became an independent.
Now Scarborough and Brzezinski are some of Trump’s more vocal critics.
But many say the harm was already done.
Jesus, forgive him for having been a Republican but not for putting Trump on his show for six months straight for ratings.
— ConnectTheDots (@ConnectDots333) July 24, 2019
No, Joe. You helped create this. The fact that you have since developed a conscience doesn’t shield you from the consequences. Welcome to life for the rest of us.
— The Ghost Rat 🐀 (a Marginally Stable Genius) (@The_Ghost_Rat) July 24, 2019
— Red Isn’t My Color (@DA4Pups) July 24, 2019
You know what they say about Republicans, they never learn until it happens to them personally. Trump has been racist & sexist all his live but until he insulted you & your wife directly, you thought it was funny.
— Black&White (@paulonwilliams) July 24, 2019
Yeah, remember when you gave Donald Trump a platform early on in his presidential campaign? pic.twitter.com/3kRJw2xaau
— Janet Shan (@hinterlandg) July 24, 2019
joey & @morningmika helped put drumpf in the White House.
they took drumpf’s call most mornings, went to his tower when summoned, parties when asked, helped him debate prep, agreed to ask him easy questions & provided him lion’s share of $3 BILLION in free media.
— Suburban Grouse ☔️ (@suburbangrouse) July 24, 2019
— [shrug emoji] (@jtLOL) July 24, 2019
Others asserted it was not Jesus Joe needed to apologize to.
Don’t ask Jesus.
— Jon (@JFU2IE) July 24, 2019
Red herring apology.
This is the apology we want.
For this. pic.twitter.com/wncecgAYaR
— Renée🌊V #IM🍑 (@rjw411) July 24, 2019
You should ask all of us, too. We watched as you helped set up the DAMAGING TREASONOUS GARBAGE R’s which are now trying to take control of our nation. Tell Nicole Wallace (who blocked me for saying this), still waiting for a quick “sorry” from her, too. It really is past time.
— K. Sennholz MD (@MtnMD) July 24, 2019
How about apologizing for what you and Mika did to @HillaryClinton? I’m still waiting for that apology.
— LaurenBaratzLogsted (@LaurenBaratzL) July 24, 2019
You have a lot more to atone for than just that. pic.twitter.com/tQxEAOFp4L
— Isa-Lee Wolf (@IsaLeeWolf) July 24, 2019
Others thought Jesus had other more pressing concerns.
I just heard from Jesus on the matter. He says that is an unforgivable sin.
— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@RonWaxman) July 24, 2019
Jesus: “I believe that spending hours dying on the cross for your sins was enough suffering so I’m skipping the hearings, thanks.”
— Mark Vang (@chmod777Mark) July 24, 2019
— Indictment Duck (@indictmentduck) July 24, 2019
“Leave me out of this”. ~ Jesus
— Mike Wickett (@mikewickett) July 24, 2019
— I’m supposed to be working right now… (@hereforthejava) July 24, 2019
Asking for forgiveness requires a listing of all the things you have done to further the goals and objectives of a party that has shown itself to have only corrupting, racist and bigoted ends that would forever establish white people as the controllers of our diverse country.
— Safiyah Noor (@SafiyahNoor1) July 24, 2019
The Mueller testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees took place on Wednesday to great fanfare. And despite claims by President Donald Trump that Mueller totally exonerated him, the hearings indicated otherwise.