Former House Speaker John Boehner in a withering interview at Stanford University yesterday called Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh”.
“Lucifer in the flesh”, Boehner told Stanford’s David Kennedy, a history professor emeritus, according to the Stanford Daily. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life”.
Boehner also said he was “texting buddies” with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and friends with former House colleague and fellow Ohioan, John Kasich.
Cruz tweeted a response which reads, “Tell me again who will stand up to Washington? Trump, who’s Boehner’s “texting and golfing buddy,” or Carly & me?” He later told reporters Boehner “allowed his inner Trump to come out.”
Cruz also added that, “The interesting thing is I have never worked with John Boehner, I don’t know the man. Indeed, during the government shut down, I reached out to John Boehner, to work with him to get something meaningful done. He said, ‘I have no interest in talking to you’.
Boehner and Cruz clashed over the government shutdown and Obamacare fights from the time Cruz took his Senate seat in 2013 to when Boehner stepped down last fall.