Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is firing back at former House Speaker John Boehner (R) following his scathing interview with “CBS Sunday Morning.”
During the interview, Boehner went after Cruz, “I don’t beat anybody up. It’s not really my style. Except that jerk.”
He added, “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.”
Cruz took to Twitter to share the video and blast Boehner.
“The Swamp is unhappy. I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn. Please don’t cry,” Cruz wrote.
The Swamp is unhappy.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 9, 2021
I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn.
Please don’t cry. https://t.co/c90Ve2EOGq
This is not the first time Boehner blasted Cruz. During an audiobook recording of his book “On the House: A Washington Memoir,” Boehner told Cruz, “Go f— yourself,” according to Axios.
When @SpeakerBoehner was recording his audiobook I was told by sources that during these wine-soaked sessions he would deviate from the book’s text and insert random violent attacks on @tedcruz. Well, here’s some tape (listen to the end): pic.twitter.com/NFCQ2QFdTT— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) April 2, 2021
During his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, in February Cruz joked about the comment.
“You know yesterday, John Boehner made some news. He suggested that I do something that was anatomically impossible. To which my response was, who’s John Boehner?” Cruz said.
In 2016, Boehner called Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” adding, “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.”
During the CBS interview, Boehner also took a swing at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
“I just never saw a guy who spent more time tearing things apart and never building anything, never putting anything together,” Boehner said.