“I believe he was in all probability recording at 9 or ten within the morning so clearly he had an excessive amount of wine that day already,” Cruz instructed the Day by day Caller on Saturday. “This man is a bit unhinged.”
Cruz on Friday mockingly tweeted that he wears Boehner’s “drunken, bloviated scorn” proudly alongside a clip from an upcoming CBS Information interview with Boehner by which he calls Cruz a “jerk” and accuses him of “making lots of noise” however not being particularly productive in Congress.
“The Swamp is sad,” Cruz tweeted. “I put on with pleasure his drunken, bloviated scorn. Please don’t cry,” the lawmaker joked, referencing Boehner’s fame for showing publicly emotional at varied factors all through his profession.
The ex-speaker has taken a number of photographs at Cruz, together with whereas recording his audiobook when he reportedly instructed Cruz to “f—” himself in a number of off-script moments.
Within the CBS interview, Boehner says he doesn’t wish to “beat anybody up” however he’d make an exception for Cruz.
“Excellent image, you realize, of getting elected, making lots of noise, draw lots of consideration to your self, elevate some huge cash, which suggests you’re gonna go make extra noise, elevate more cash,” Boehner instructed CBS of how he views Cruz’s political profession.
Boehner, an Ohio Republican who served as Home speaker from 2011-2015, has been making the interview rounds selling his e book, “On The Home: A Washington Memoir,” which comes out subsequent week. Boehner represented Ohio’s eighth Congressional District from 1991-2015.
Cruz made a joke of it on the Conservative Political Motion Convention (CPAC) in Florida in February, saying, “John Boehner made some information. He prompt that I do one thing that was anatomically unimaginable. To which my response was, ‘Who’s John Boehner?'” in keeping with The Hill.
Cruz on Saturday famous that the “lead insult on the again on the again of the e book is a unique insult he directed at me.”
“He appears to have a little bit of an obsession,” Cruz stated.
Requested whether or not he deliberate to jot down a e book about Boehner in response, Cruz stated plainly, “I do not anticipate writing a fortune cookie about him.”
Fox Information’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.