Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, answers questions on his opinion on the resignation of Speaker of the House John Boehner at the Values Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington D.C., Friday, September 25, 2015.

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Former House Speaker John Boehner didn’t mince words when reflecting on his GOP congressional colleagues, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who he called “dangerous” and a “reckless asshole” in an excerpt from his new book.

“By 2013 the chaos caucus in the House had built up their own power base thanks to fawning right-wing media and outrage-driven fundraising cash,” Boehner wrote in “On the House: A Washington Memoir,” a portion of which was published in Politico on Friday. “And now they had a new head lunatic leading the way, who wasn’t even a House member. There is nothing more dangerous than a reckless asshole who thinks he is smarter than everyone else. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Senator Ted Cruz.”

This isn’t the first time Boehner, who served as House speaker from 2011-2015, has made his dislike for Cruz known. Axios reported in February that Boehner went off-script in the recording of his book and, when discussing Cruz, added, “Oh, and Ted Cruz, go f— yourself.”

And in 2016, Boehner called Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh.” 

“I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life,” Boehner …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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