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Tags: GOP2016 | Ted Cruz | ted cruz | john boehner | respond | insult | jackass

Ted Cruz Responds to John Boehner's 'Jackass' Comment

Ted Cruz Responds to John Boehner's 'Jackass' Comment
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By    |   Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:03 PM

GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz says he won't get down and dirty with House Speaker John Boehner after he called the Texas senator a "jackass" — declaring voters aren't "remotely interested" in politicians "bickering like schoolyard children."

Boehner's glib diss came at a Colorado fundraiser over the summer, where one observer told the Daily Caller "I about fell on the floor."

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But in an interview on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Monday night, Cruz said there'd be no reciprocal verbal bomb or "ad hominem attacks" like the Ohio lawmaker's "profanity-laden assault."

"There's far too much of that," Cruz said. "My approach … is I don't reciprocate… I'm not going to respond in kind. I think the American people are not remotely interested in a bunch of politicians in Washington bickering like schoolyard children… [W]hat they are looking for… are real solutions."

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GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz says he won't get down and dirty with House Speaker John Boehner after he called the Texas senator a "jackass" - declaring voters aren't "remotely interested" in politicians "bickering like schoolyard children."
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