Former GOP House Speaker Tears Into Obstructionist Congressional and Senate Republicans
John Boehner, the former Republican Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, tore into two of his GOP comrades over their militantly destructive partisan behavior in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning that is set to air this upcoming Sunday night.
Boehner, who retired in October of 2015 amid a rebellion within an increasingly right-wing Republican House caucus, said that he absolutely cannot stand Congressman Jim Jordan, whom he facetiously dubbed, “my colleague from Ohio.”
“You call some of these members ‘political terrorists,'” host John Dickerson pointed out.
“Oh, yeah, Jim Jordan especially, my colleague from Ohio. I just never saw a guy who spent more time tearing things apart – never building anything, never putting anything together,” Boehner replied.
Boehner also said that he abhors Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
“I don’t beat anybody up, it’s – not really my style, except that jerk,” Boehner said of Cruz, whom he called a “perfect symbol, you know, of getting elected, make a lotta noise, draw a lot of attention to yourself, raise a lotta money, which means you’re gonna go make more noise, raise more money. And it’s really, it’s unfortunate,” the ex-lawmaker added.
CBS Sunday Morning posted a preview of the conversation to Twitter.
“‘I don’t beat anybody up, it’s not really my style, except that jerk.’ Former House Speaker John Boehner, author of On the House, talks with John Dickerson about two Congressional Republicans he deems to be ‘political terrorists.’ Tune in this Sunday,” the network teased.
"I don't beat anybody up, it's not really my style, except that jerk."
Former House Speaker John Boehner, author of “On the House,” talks with John Dickerson about two Congressional Republicans he deems to be “political terrorists."
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) April 9, 2021