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“I don’t beat anybody up, it’s not really my style, except that jerk.”
— Former House Speaker John Boehner, in an interview with CBS News, on Sen. Ted Cruz.
“There is nothing more dangerous than a reckless asshole who thinks he is smarter than everyone else.”
— Former House Speaker John Boehner, describing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his new book, On the House.
“There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican party is taking a nap somewhere.”
— Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), quoted by WDIV-TV.
“We’ve got some of the smartest people in America who serve in the Congress, and we’ve got some of the dumbest. We have some of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet, and some that are Nazis. Congress is nothing more than a slice of America.”
— Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), quoted by Politico.
“[Rep. Trey] Gowdy — that’s my guy, even though he doesn’t know how to dress. Fuck [Rep. Jim] Jordan. Fuck [former Rep. Jason] Chaffetz. They’re both assholes.”
– Former House Speaker John Boehner, who should know.
“I don’t want to be president. I drink red wine. I smoke cigarettes. I golf. I cut my own grass. I iron my own clothes. And I’m not willing to give all that up to be president.”
— Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), quoted by RigZone.
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.
— Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), quoted by the Stanford Daily, on Sen. Ted Cruz.
I wouldn’t have believed that I would be involved in as much foreign policy as I am today. And it certainly isn’t by choice. It’s just that the world is on fire. And I don’t think enough Americans or enough people in the administration understand how serious the problems that we’re facing in the world are.
— House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), in an interview with Politico.
My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds. I have great respect for both.
— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opening “his high-profile visit to the American capital by playing down any personal dispute with President Obama, but he said that he had a ‘moral obligation’ to warn against the dangers of an American-brokered nuclear deal with Iran,” the New York Times reports.
It was just messy and I’m not into messy. But listen, I enjoy being in a legislative body. I enjoy all the personalities, and I’ve got a lot of them.
— Speaker John Boehner, in an interview with CBS News, admitting that averting a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security on Friday night “wasn’t a whole lot of fun.”