John Boehner called Ted Cruz a “jacka*s” during a Colorado fundraiser on Wednesday. The comment by the Speaker of the House about the Republican presidential stunned the audience. The Steamboat Springs event was hosted for Representative Scott Tipton.
Attendees at the Colorado GOP fundraiser stated that John Boehner referenced Ted Cruz, stating he is glad that the presidential campaign is keeping “that jacka*s” out of Washington. Boehner also said the senator attempts to tell the Speaker of the House how to do his job, according to the Daily Caller.
“I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” Boehner speech attendee Ed MacArthur, president of Native Excavating, said. “It’s becoming very disturbing to me that we can’t have good, polite conversation. It all has to be at the throat.”
MacArthur then added, “I do believe he’s got the right to say it.”
The Republican fundraiser for Representative Scott Tipton was held in an old-fashioned tavern style venue called the Ghost Ranch. Approximately 100 people attended the event.
Boehner and Cruz have clashed on more than on occasion. The two high-profile Republicans often disagree on both policy and tactics. The GOP presidential hopeful routinely criticizes the Republican establishment during his stump speeches — to great applause from the crowd.
The Boehner insult could actually be good for Ted Cruz. Fans of the Texas Senator do not typically have any love for Boehner and other career politicians deeply seeded in Washington, D.C.
Donald Trump and Cruz have teased their respective campaigns will make a big announcement in two weeks. Some believe (and hope) that the two Republican presidential candidates will announced a combo ticket for 2016. Supporters of the two outspoken GOP candidates have taken to referring to a Trump/Cruz ticket as a “Dream Ticket,” according to a BizPacReview report.
The Ted Cruz and Trump campaign have stated that the candidates will do “something very big over the next two weeks in Washington.” During one of Trump’s massive rallies, he referred to Cruz as “a friend of mine and a good guy.” The Donald has also uttered kind words about Ben Carson.
Both of the men staunchly oppose the Iran deal and will join efforts to fight the plan on the Capitol grounds in the near future. Cruz invited Trump the rally against the nuclear deal and the Republican front-runner accepted.
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