Back on April 28, we learned in rather comical terms that John Boehner is not a fan of Ted Cruz. At all. So much so that according to NBC the former Republican House Speaker told an audience at Stanford University that the Texas senator is "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable son of a bitch."
Overnight, the former House Speaker, a stalwart of the old GOP establishment, chimed in again in the aftermath of the Cruz fiasco and summed up his reaction to Cruz's controversial RNC speech in three words, according to a former aide: "Lucifer is back."
David Schnittger, a longtime Boehner aide, tweeted the former Speaker's response after Cruz infamously declined to endorse Trump on Wednesday night.
Cruz on Thursday defended his refusal to endorse Trump, pointing out the businessman's personal attacks on Cruz's father and wife.
“I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” Cruz said Thursday morning. "Neither he nor his campaign has taken back a word of what was said about my family."
Boehner earlier this year called Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" at a speaking event at Stanford University. "I have Democrat friends and I have Republican friends. But I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch my entire life,” he added at the time.
Cruz repeatedly clashed with Boehner while both men were in office, most notably during the 2013 shutdown of the federal government over ObamaCare.