Sunday February 19, 2017

You are a Lucifer: Former House Speaker Boehner calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer’

USA ELECTION – US presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has been called “Lucifer in the flesh” by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner.

Mr Boehner, a fellow Republican, has also reportedly said he will not vote for Mr Cruz if he becomes the nominee.

Their rift dates back to when Mr Cruz led a group of hard-core conservatives to force a government shutdown in 2013, against his party’s leadership.

Meanwhile, Mr Boehner has described Donald Trump as a “texting buddy”.

He also said they have played golf together for years and that he would vote for the billionaire if he were the Republican nominee, the Stanford Daily reported.

The billionaire is the front-runner on the race for the Republican nomination, ahead of Mr Cruz.

The Texas senator is seen by many Republicans as the only option to prevent Mr Trump from being the party’s candidate. Others, however, dispute this, saying he is a divisive figure.

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