Former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerA time for war, a time for peace — and always a time to defend America Esper's chief of staff to depart at end of January Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats MORE (R-Ohio) said in a new profile from Politico on Sunday that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and former Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzThe myth of the conservative bestseller Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman and powerful Trump critic, dies at 68 House Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records MORE (R-Utah) are "a--holes.”

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The former speaker made the comment while discussing Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyGreen says House shouldn't hold impeachment articles indefinitely Trump golfs with Graham ahead of impeachment trial Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor MORE (R-S.C.) likely becoming the chair of the House Oversight Committee, a position Gowdy eventually earned.

Chaffetz, the previous chair, had recently announced his resignation from Congress at the time of the interview. Jordan, who was also on the committee, was reportedly considering going out for the chairmanship.

“Gowdy — that’s my guy, even though he doesn’t know how to dress,” BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerA time for war, a time for peace — and always a time to defend America Esper's chief of staff to depart at end of January Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats MORE told Politico. “F--- Jordan. F--- Chaffetz. They’re both a--holes.”

Boehner also called Chaffetz a “total phony” who was obsessed with promoting himself while in Congress.

“With Chaffetz it’s always about Chaffetz,” Boehner told Politico.

Chaffetz resigned from Congress in June and joined Fox News as a contributor.

Boehner also criticized Jordan, who helped found the House's Freedom Caucus, which was part of the movement to push Boehner out as speaker.

“Jordan was a terrorist as a legislator going back to his days in the Ohio House and Senate,” Boehner told Politico. “A terrorist. A legislative terrorist.”

However, Boehner said that he doesn't hold a grudge against anyone, according to Politico.

--This story was updated at 8:40 p.m.