In a wide-ranging interview with John Boehner The Stanford Daily reported that when asked about his views of Senator Ted Cruz, he winced and told Stanford history professor David Kennedy that Cruz is, “Lucifer in the flesh.”
“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.
“[Kasich] requires more effort on my behalf than all my other friends…but he’s still my friend, and I love him,” Boehner told the Stanford crowd.
Boehner said that if Trump wins the Republican party’s nomination, he’ll vote for him — and he also said he wouldn’t vote for Cruz.
Cruz tweeted his response: “Tell me again who will stand up to Washington? Trump, who’s Boehner’s “texting and golfing buddy,” or Carly & me?”
Cruz addressed the attack again in a press conference on Thursday saying that he never worked with John Boehner. It wouldn’t be surprising to hear Mr. Boehner is a liar.
Cruz called Boehner out for his ongoing capitulation as well as for his frequent compliments of Hillary Clinton.
About Boehner, Cruz also said he doesn’t know the man and has only met him a couple times. Senator Ted Cruz was an attorney for John Boehner in the 1990s though Cruz said he was a junior lawyer and not involved with Boehner.
Cruz and Boehner allegedly battled over the government shutdown and Obamacare.
Cruz said he is the only one who went to DC and did what he said he would do.
He also accused Trump of buying people off.
This isn’t the first time Boehner called Cruz the devil. He told financial industry lobbyists and executives in Florida in March that he was the devil when he was urging Ryan to seek the nomination.
“If we don’t have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I’m for none of the above,” Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference. “They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above. I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee.”
Boehner and McConnell are considered satanic themselves by many Republicans.
Speaker Paul Ryan responded by saying he gets along with Cruz and Boehner.
Boehner is in the same camp as New York Times columnist David Brooks who called Cruz and his father Satanic in January and said he didn’t like their dark and Satanic tones. That was during an interview with PBS.
“If you watch a Cruz speech, it’s like, we have got this enemy, we have got that enemy, we’re going to stomp on this person, we’re going to crush that person, we’re going to destroy that person,” Brooks said.
Co-panelist David Corn, the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones [the George Soros website], said he believed the satanic tones actually come from Cruz’s dad, Rafael Cruz, who is an evangelical pastor.