Former Bush speechwriter: ‘The Republican party is a broken party’

David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, declared on Friday that the Republican Party has broken in two and suggested that President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally MORE may have been the breaking point.

"The Republican Party is a broken party," Frum said on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." "And there are people who have served the Republican Party that was, and there are people who are volunteering to serve the Republican Party that will be."

Frum's comments came during a contentious roundtable discussion with Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciThe Memo: Fauci at odds with Trump on virus The Memo: Speculation grows about Fauci's future Well-wishes pour in across media for Chris Cuomo after coronavirus diagnosis MORE, the former White House communications director who was ousted last year after only 11 days on the job. 


During the discussion, Scaramucci placed blame on Republican and Democratic administrations for mismanaging the nation's budget and throwing Washington into trillions of dollars of debt.

But Frum argued that Scaramucci's willingness to denigrate past Republican presidents highlighted the view that the Trump administration sees itself as set apart from the GOP as it has been in the past.

"It is important to understand that something new is taking the place of the Republican Party," he added.