Joe Scarborough has pulled a Keith Olbermann.
The Morning Joe host was suspended on Friday for two days for making $4,000 in political contributions to Republican candidates. The donations were reportedly made over several years and violated MSNBC’s ethical guidelines.
Scarborough released a statment apologizing for the mistake. The former Republican congressman wrote:
“I recognize that I have a responsibility to honor the guidelines and conditions of my employment, and I regret that I failed to do so in this matter. I apologize to MSNBC and to anyone who has been negatively affected by my actions.”
He admitted, “These contributions were to close personal friends and family members and were limited to local races.”
Scarborough’s suspension comes two weeks after Olbermann was suspended for making donations to three Democratic candidates.