Whether or not you support Senator Ted Cruz and his bid for the presidency, you can be sure of one thing, that he is the ultimate outsider.
Speaking at Stanford University on Thursday, disgraced former Speaker of the House John Boehner used some blistering language when he described Ted Cruz. According to CNN, the ultimate Republican insider who was chased from the speakership by conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives referred to Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.”
After Boehner unveiled his hatred for the conservative Senator, Republican Congressman Peter King also voiced his hatred. “Maybe he gives Lucifer a bad name by comparing him to Ted Cruz,” King said.
The vile language from the establishment Republicans stems from Cruz’s support for the government shutdown when trying to prevent Obamacare from being forced on the American people.
“What John Boehner was most concerned about was Ted Cruz perpetrated a fraud and hoax when he brought about the shutdown of the government on some kind of a vague promise that he was gonna be able to take Obamacare out of the budget or to end Obamacare,” King said.
Cruz took Boehner’s and King’s comments in stride, almost as if they were an endorsement of his anti-establishment stance. “When John Boehner calls me Lucifer, he is directing it at you,” Cruz said. “What Boehner is angry at is me standing with the American people.”
Boehner and King both offered their support for Trump. Boehner referred to Trump as his “golfing and texting buddy,” while King jokingly threatened to drink cyanide if Cruz became the nominee.
Trump supporters will see Boehner and King’s endorsements as evidence of his ability to bring the Republican party together. Cruz supporters in turn will see Boehner and King’s vile hatred as further proof that Cruz is the only conservative candidate that the establishment truly fears.