It’s no secret that Ted Cruz is disliked (or even loathed) by his Republican colleagues in the Senate, yet John Boehner held nothing back as he described the extent to which Cruz is reviled.
Speaking to a group of students at Stanford University, Boehner told them Cruz was like “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 b*tch in my life,” Boehner openly revealed.
In contrast, Boehner was effusive about the other candidates in the race, including Donald Trump. He claimed he and Trump were “texting buddies,” and said of Ohio Gov. John Kasich that, “[he] requires more effort on my behalf than all my other friends…but he’s still my friend, and I love him.”
Boehner even complimented the Democrats, calling Bernie Sanders “a nice guy and the most honest politician in the race,” and referring to Hillary Clinton as “very accomplished and smart,” according to the Stanford Daily.
It appears the only beef Boehner has is with Cruz. This is hilarious and fits with what we have come to learn about Cruz.
Sen. Lindsey Graham famously said that choosing between Trump and Cruz was akin to “being shot or poisoned,” and joked that Cruz could be murdered on the Senate floor and no one would be convicted.
Cruz’s college roommate has also posted a litany of horror stories regarding his time in college with Cruz, essentially indicating that Cruz’s personality is insufferable.
As a freshman, I would get into senior parties because I was Ted's roommate. OUT OF PITY. He was that widely loathed. It's his superpower.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 10, 2016
Ted would leave a greasy film on everything. My friend Erik dubbed the substance "Cruhz," rhymes with "scuzz." Now there's Cruhz on my TV.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 10, 2016
Boehner’s comments can be added to the extensive list of insults Cruz has received from his colleagues—and judging from his complete lack of endorsements, they may honestly rather have Trump as president.
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