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Sean Hannity responds to former Speaker Boehner: ‘What’s up with all the crying John?’

Fox News personality Sean Hannity on Friday responded to former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) describing the opinion host as “one of the worst.”

After calling Boehner weak, timid and “one of the worst Republican Speakers in history” on Twitter, Hannity added: “What’s up with all the crying John?”

Boehner, during his tenure as Speaker, was known for frequently becoming emotional in public, as USA Today has documented.

In an essay adapted from Boehner’s upcoming book, published Friday in Politico Magazine, Boehner recounted how relations between the two men broke down.

“We used to have a good relationship,” Boehner wrote about Hannity. “But then he decided he felt like busting my ass every night on his show. So one day, in January of 2015, I finally called him and asked: ‘What the hell?’ I wanted to know why he kept bashing House Republicans when we were actually trying to stand up to Obama.”

However, according to his tweets, Hannity recalled his encounters with Boehner differently.

“There was not a single time I was around him when he didn’t just reek of cigarette smoke and wine breath,” Hannity tweeted.

In a following tweet, Hannity promised he would have more to say about Boehner on Monday and mocked the former Speaker’s involvement in the cannabis industry: “I’m glad he’s finally found his true calling in life in the ‘weed industry,’” he wrote.

In 2019, Boehner was given the title of honorary chairman of the National Cannabis Roundtable, an organization that fights federal restrictions on cannabis research. He also sits on the board of cannabis company Acreage Holdings and has publicly urged cannabis legalization.

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