Axios didn’t provide the context for the insult, but it comes days after Cruz was caught taking a Cancun beach vacation in the midst of a deadly Texas cold siege that left many without heat or clean water.
Boehner’s off-the-cuff diss shouldn’t come as a surprise. He once called Cruz “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 bitch in my life,” he said of the Texas lawmaker.
Boehner also appears occasionally partial to the phrase “go fuck yourself.” He once issued the dismissive profanity to former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid outside the Oval Office.