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John Boehner: Jordan, Chaffetz are 'a--holes'

Former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a new profile from Politico on Sunday that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) are "a--holes."

The former speaker made the comment while discussing Rep. Trey Gowdy (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," Boehner 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.

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