A prominent former Republican politician and cable news host has announced he is leaving the GOP.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was a three-and-a-half term member of Congress from Florida, but is leaving his party despite his prominent media perch as a conservative.
The Executive Producer of the "Late Show" with Stephen Colbert announced the bombshell would come on tonight's show.
.@JoeNBC just announced during @colbertlateshow taping that he's leaving GOP. Now an Independent. Watch tonight at 11:35 on @CBS— Chris Licht (@Chris Licht)1499812847.0