Charlie Crist opens up about party switch on national TV
Updated On: Feb 06 2014 07:26:51 AM EST
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist opened up on national television Wednesday about his political party switch.
During an interview on "CNN's Piers Morgan Live", the Republican-turned-Democrat described what he thought of the GOP by referring to Jeb Bush.
"I think I'll quote Jeb Bush. He said it better than I ever could. Today's Republican Party, at least the leadership, is perceived as being anti-women, anti-minority, anti-education, anti-gay couples, anti-environment," Crist said to Morgan, "Pretty soon there's nobody left in the room."
Crist also talks about his party change in his new memoir, titled “The Party’s Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat."
Crist is again running for Florida governor, a position he held from 2007 to 2011, and is on the offensive against potential opponent, and current Florida Gov. Rick Scott.