Pete King: Cruz 'gives Lucifer a bad name'
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John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerCrowley, Shuster moving to K Street On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Bill Clinton jokes no one would skip Dingell's funeral: 'Only time' we could get the last word MORE compared Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke mulling another Senate run as well as presidential bid Texas senator introduces bill to produce coin honoring Bushes Trump working on labels for 2020 Dems: report MORE to Satan. Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) says BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerCrowley, Shuster moving to K Street On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Bill Clinton jokes no one would skip Dingell's funeral: 'Only time' we could get the last word MORE was being too kind. 

King on Thursday echoed the former Speaker's assessment of the GOP presidential candidate as "Lucifer in the flesh."
 
"I fully agree with John Boehner, and maybe it gives Lucifer a bad name by comparing him to Ted Cruz," King said on CNN's "Wolf."
 
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Boehner reportedly ripped Cruz on Wednesday night at Stanford University, calling him a "miserable son of a bitch."
 
"He allowed his inner Trump to come out," Cruz fired back Thursday at Boehner.  
 
King accused Cruz of having "perpetrated a fraud and a hoax" with his push in 2013 to defund ObamaCare, which eventually led a government shutdown.
 
He has previously expressed hatred for Cruz, saying he'd "take a cyanide if [Cruz] ever got the nomination."
 
King on Thursday, however, mentioned "one good decision" from Cruz, praising the Texas senator's pick of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his running mate.
 
"His selection of Carly Fiorina actually was a very good move," King said.
 
King said he hasn't endorsed anyone in the GOP race, but that it would be a "mistake to block" front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE from the nomination if he enters the convention close to the necessary 1,237 delegates.
 
The lawmaker also spoke favorably of some of Trump's foreign policy-oriented remarks Wednesday, though he questioned Trump's push to withdraw U.S. troops from South Korea and Japan.
 
King said such a move undermined Trump's goal of lowering the United States' financial burden in the area and wouldn't allow the U.S. to have greater leverage over China.