Former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerEx-GOP lawmaker joins marijuana trade group Crowley, Shuster moving to K Street On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 MORE (R-Ohio) said in a new profile from Politico on Sunday that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and former Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzTop Utah paper knocks Chaffetz as he mulls run for governor: ‘His political career should be over’ Boehner working on memoir: report Former GOP lawmaker on death of 7-year-old migrant girl: Message should be ‘don't make this journey, it will kill you' MORE (R-Utah) are "a--holes.”

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The former speaker made the comment while discussing Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyThe family secret Bruce Ohr told Rod Rosenstein about Russia case Trey Gowdy joins Fox News as a contributor Congress must take the next steps on federal criminal justice reforms 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 BoehnerEx-GOP lawmaker joins marijuana trade group Crowley, Shuster moving to K Street On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 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.