Boehner calls Cruz miserable SOB
… only he didn’t use the acronym:
Former Speaker John Boehner panned Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh” during comments at an event Wednesday night at Stanford University.
“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone,” Boehner (R-Ohio) said, according to The Stanford Daily.
“But I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
Cruz was a thorn in Boehner’s side during several standoffs with the Obama administration, and some of his actions likely cost Boehner support from his own conference.
Cruz met with House members of the conservative Freedom Caucus — an unusual move for a freshman senator — in 2013 and pushed them to fight to defund ObamaCare. The effort eventually led to a government shutdown that hurt the GOP.
Boehner reportedly called Cruz a “jackass” over the issue.