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John Boehner says Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh” and a “miserable son of a bitch”

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By Hanna Kozlowska
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Former Republican House speaker John Boehner is retired, but he clearly misses a good Capitol Hill brawl.

Speaking at Stanford University yesterday (April 27), Boehner called Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” The Stanford Daily reports. He added: “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 said he would not vote for Cruz, even if he somehow wins the nomination, but would back frontrunner Donald Trump, a frequent golf partner and tanning ”texting buddy.”

Boehner called Bernie Sanders “the most honest politician in the race.” He mocked Hillary Clinton—saying “Oh I’m a woman, vote for me”—echoing Trump’s recent “woman card” comments, while saying he finds her to be “very accomplished and smart.”

Boehner also summed up his record in Congress: “I think my proudest accomplishment is walking out of there the same jackass I was 25 years before.”

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