Former Republican Rep. David Jolly tonight on MSNBC suggested the “Republic” might be safer if Democrats take control of the House in 2018 -- therefore providing more of a check on President Trump.

Jolly, a Pinellas County resident and frequent commentator on MSNBC, is known for his open criticism of Trump but has gotten increasingly vocal about what he views as the GOP’s unwillingness to confront the president.

Some Republicans scoffed at the remarks.