Cruz hits back at Boehner for telling him to 'go f--- yourself'

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia next week Here's evidence the Senate confirmation process is broken MORE (R-Texas) hit back at former Speaker John Boeher (R-Ohio) on Friday after BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFreedom Caucus presses McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi Stripping opportunity from DC's children Here's what Congress is reading at the beach this summer MORE reportedly told the senator to "go f--- yourself" while he was recording the audio book of his upcoming memoir.

Cruz poked fun at the comments during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla.

“You know yesterday, John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFreedom Caucus presses McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi Stripping opportunity from DC's children Here's what Congress is reading at the beach this summer MORE made some news. He suggested that I do something that was anatomically impossible,” Cruz said. “To which my response was, who’s John Boehner?”

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On Thursday evening, Axios reported that the former Speaker went off script several times during the audio recording of his book “On The House: A Washington Memoir.”

The former Speaker had tweeted earlier, "Poured myself a glass of something nice to read my audiobook. You can blame the wine for the expletives.”

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Cruz was one of several high-profile speakers to open CPAC on Friday. During his speech, the Texas Republican, seen as a possible 2024 contender, declared that former President TrumpDonald TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel MORE will continue to be a leading voice in the Republican Party.

“There are a whole lot of voices in Washington who want to just erase the last four years,” Cruz said. “And they look at Donald J. Trump and they look at the millions and millions of people inspired who went to battle fighting alongside President Trump, and they're terrified. And they want him to go away.”

“Let me tell you this right now, Donald J. Trump ain't going anywhere,” Cruz said.