Scarborough admitted that he had made a “mistake” the past month talking about how Republicans had won a majority of the House. He also said that what Americans want more than compromise, at this moment, is a “vision” for the Republican party. “The vision that Republicans have to speak to the middle class concerns,” he said.

He noted it wasn’t “just about the debt” even though that was the issue that mattered to him most, personally and said the Republican party has been getting “smaller and smaller and smaller.”