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Cruz on Boehner: 'I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn'

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts Pollster Frank Luntz: 'I would bet on' Trump being 2024 GOP nominee Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls MORE (R-Texas) on Friday bashed former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBudowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only House Republicans request hearing with Capitol Police Board for first time since 1945 Press: John Boehner: good author, bad leader MORE (R-Ohio) for what he called “drunken, bloviated scorn” in the latest tit for tat between the two GOP figures.

Cruz in a tweet responded to a clip from a “CBS Sunday Morning” interview scheduled to air this weekend in which BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBudowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only House Republicans request hearing with Capitol Police Board for first time since 1945 Press: John Boehner: good author, bad leader MORE said of Cruz, “I don’t beat anybody up, it’s not really my style, except for that jerk.”

“Perfect symbol, you know, of getting elected, making a lot of noise, draw a lot of attention to yourself, raise a lot of money, which means you’re gonna go make more noise, raise more money,” Boehner said in the interview. 

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“It’s really, it’s unfortunate,” he added to CBS’s John Dickerson.

Cruz shared the clip, writing, “The Swamp is unhappy. I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn.”

“Please don’t cry,” the Texas senator added, referencing multiple instances from Boehner’s tenure in which the former Speaker became emotional in public. 

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Cruz had previously hit back at Boehner in February after Axios reported that the former GOP leader in the audio recording of his book, “On The House: A Washington Memoir,” went off-script multiple times and at one point told Cruz to "go f--- yourself.” 

Boehner had tweeted a picture of himself holding a glass of wine while recording the book, writing, "Poured myself a glass of something nice to read my audiobook. You can blame the wine for the expletives.”

Cruz addressed the incident during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla.

“You know yesterday, John Boehner made some news. He suggested that I do something that was anatomically impossible,” Cruz said at the time. “To which my response was, 'Who’s John Boehner?'”

Boehner has levied several attacks against fellow Republicans and former colleagues in his book, which is scheduled for a Tuesday release. In the CBS clip released Friday, Boehner called both Cruz and Ohio Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanJordan says 'votes are there' to oust Cheney from GOP leadership Republicans float support for antitrust reform after Trump Facebook ban upheld Facebook board decision on Trump ban pleases no one MORE (R) “political terrorists.” 

Boehner said of Jordan, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus: “I just never saw a guy who spent more time tearing things apart and never building anything, never putting anything together.” 

Others have pushed back on Boehner’s remarks made in his book, including Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityCaitlyn Jenner tells Hannity friends are fleeing California because of homeless people Caitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' The Memo: The GOP's war is already over — Trump won MORE

In an essay adapted from Boehner's memoir, published last week 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.”

Hannity responded on Twitter by calling Boehner “one of the worst Republican Speakers in history,” as well as “weak” and “timid.”