Former House Speaker John Boehner commented to his spokesman David Schnittger about Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse Trump
during Cruz's speech at the Republican National Convention.
His response: "Lucifer is back."
Boehner was alluding to a comment he made in April, in which he slammed Cruz, calling him "Lucifer in the flesh."
Cruz apparently drew the ire of Republicans
by his refusal to endorse Trump — he was snubbed at the luxury suite of GOP donor Sheldon Adelson
Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin said his refusal would be "career-ending."
Meanwhile, Cruz defended his refusal
, saying he would not beg for Trump's approval like a "servile puppy dog."
Boehner retired from Congress in October 2015, but remains active in support of Republicans. Politico reported
that Boehner is starting a cross-country bus tour in support of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
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