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 TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes 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 ScaramucciScaramucci: Trump sees Bloomberg as threat Scaramucci: Trump will be gone by March 2020 Scaramucci hits back after Bullock solicited personal message of praise MORE, the former White House communications director who was ousted last year after only 11 days on the job. 

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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.