John Boehner Explains His Animosity and Repeated Attacks on Ted Cruz : ‘Lucifer In the Flesh’

Former House Speaker John Boehner continues the promotional tour of his new memoir of On the House with a convivial appearance on The View and quadrupled down on his criticism of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas — referring to him as “Lucifer.”

Political media savants will recognize Boehner’s calling Senator Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” during a 2016 speech at Stanford University. And while his condemnation of the junior senator from the Lone Star State may seem somewhat performative, it is still a noteworthy flouting of the 11th amendment made famous by Ronald Reagan which roughly states “thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.”

The comment came at the end of a segment in which Boehner was asked
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