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

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz15 Senate Republicans pledge to oppose lifting earmark ban 'Real Housewives of the GOP' — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party Is the antidote to bad speech more speech or more regulation? MORE (R-Texas) hit back at former Speaker John Boeher (R-Ohio) on Friday after BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerGOP struggles to rein in nativism Former GOP lawmaker calls idea of 'America First' caucus 'racism in a jar' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax 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 BoehnerGOP struggles to rein in nativism Former GOP lawmaker calls idea of 'America First' caucus 'racism in a jar' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax 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 TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict 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.