‘I Don’t Beat Anybody Up… Except That Jerk’: Boehner Lays Into GOP Senator

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R) is unloading on “political terrorists” in the Republican party.

In an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” to be broadcast on Sunday, Boehner did not hold back in his criticism of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

“I just never saw a guy who spent more time tearing things apart and never building anything, never putting anything together,” Boehner said of Jordan.

When it came to Cruz, Boehner said, “I don’t beat anybody up. It’s not really my style. Except that jerk.”

He continued, “Perfect symbol, you know, of getting elected, make a lot of noise, draw a lot of attention to yourself, raise a lot of money, which means you’re gonna go make more noise, raise more money, and it’s really, it’s unfortunate.”

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The preview of Boehner’s comments comes just days before his new book, “On the House: A Washington Memoir,” is set to be released.

In his new book, the former House speaker also lays into former President Donald Trump for what Boehner believes is his role in the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, as IJR reported.

Boehner argues Trump “incited that bloody insurrection for nothing more than selfish reasons, perpetuated by the bullsh*t he’d been shoveling since he lost a fair election the previous November.”

“He claimed voter fraud without any evidence, and repeated those claims, taking advantage of the trust placed in him by his supporters and ultimately betraying that trust,” Boehner writes.

He claims Trump’s “refusal to accept the result of the election” not only “cost Republicans the Senate but led to mob violence.”

Boehner resigned from Congress in 2015.


  1. Boehner is such a drunk and a jerk. He needs to go to Camp David and rest.

  2. John Boehner’s feelings about Jim Jordan—and Jason Chaffetz have been well known since Tim Alberta of Politco Magazine interviewed Boehner in October of 2017. Boehner called them both “a$$holes” and added his opinion of Jordan as “a legislative terrorist.” As best as Boehner’s opinion of Chaffetz can be summed up, it would be showboating.

    I do not believe I read of Boehner’s opinion of Sen. Cruz, but we did already know how Boehner felt about the Cruz orchestrated 2013 shutdown. But if Boehner could shed some light on how Cruz convinced his caucus that 46 plus 2 equals 50, that would be worth the price of the book.

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