Boehner won't say whether he'd back Biden over Trump
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Former House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerIs Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader MORE (R-Ohio) demurred on whether he would support former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary Trump warns Democrats will lose House seats over impeachment MORE in a 2020 election match against President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE in an interview with CNN Thursday.

“There’s a lot of ‘ifs’ there,” BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerIs Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader MORE, who retired in 2015, told CNN’s Ana Cabrera in a joint interview with former Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.). “If ‘ands’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas.”

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In the same interview, Boehner said there was not “room in America” for the chant of “send her back” that erupted at a Trump campaign rally Wednesday night as Trump decried Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarNew California law bans school lunch debt shaming The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by USAA — Ex-Ukraine ambassador testifies Trump pushed for her ouster The Hill's Morning Report — Arrest of Giuliani associates triggers many questions MORE (D-Minn.).

Trump said Thursday he disavows the chant despite allowing them to continue.

However, Boehner demurred when Cabrera asked if a series of tweets from Trump Sunday, in which he told Omar and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Democrat launches primary challenge to Ocasio-Cortez Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' MORE (D-N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyPennsylvania candidate would be first autistic woman elected to a state legislature Pressley joins hundreds of activists calling for Kavanaugh impeachment: 'I believe in the power of us' The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment MORE (D-Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTrump labels Tlaib 'a despicable human being' Tlaib says Democrats have discussed detaining White House officials who don't testify The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment MORE (D-Mich.) to “go back” to other countries, were racist.

"He has a little different style than I have, let's put it that way,” Boehner told Cabrera.

Since leaving Congress, both Boehner and Crowley, who lost a Democratic primary race to Ocasio-Cortez in 2018, have worked as lobbyists for the cannabis industry, with Boehner sitting on the board of Acreage Holdings and Crowley named to the advisory board of Northern Swan Holdings, an investor in the industry.