Joe Scarborough says the Republican Party has "shattered its brand."

The MSNBC television host on Thursday said GOP presidential debates have become embarrassing compared to Democratic debates.

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“The contrast is absolutely staggering, and as a Republican, I’ve got to tell you it’s extraordinarily depressing,” Scarborough said.

He said the Republican debates “focus on the size of hands, personal insults, the size of — suggestions about the size of body parts that we won’t even mention on this morning news show."

Scarborough said the GOP performs "on a fifth-grade level" nationally, adding that it sends "one clown after another clown after another clown up on the national stage and tarnishes the Republican brand in the way that they have for years now."

“It remains one of the great mysteries of this Republican Party that is, again, dominant on every level and yet humiliates themselves every four years in debates on the national stage.”

The "Morning Joe" host added that he wasn't just referring to front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJuan Williams: Trump gives life to the left Kennedy retirement rumors shift into overdrive Pompeo to outline post-deal strategy on Iran MORE.

"I'm talking about Sarah Palin types, Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God' Billboard from ‘God’ tells Michele Bachmann not to run for Senate Pawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota MORE types, Herman Cain types that run around yelling 9-9-9 every four years,” he said.

"The Republicans that run this country, from governor’s mansions and from state legislatures, just never seem to break through in this primary process. Something is deeply wrong with the way Republicans select their nominee every four years.”