Long before John Boehner called Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh,’ he called him his lawyer


Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) called presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) "Lucifer in the flesh" during an appearance at Stanford University on April 27. (The Washington Post)

We are re-upping this post from early 2014 in light of Boehner labeling Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and saying, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Here's where their work together began, two decades ago.

For what it's worth, Cruz downplayed their relationship Thursday in his comments responding to Boehner. "I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life," he assured.

Cruz: “I’ve never worked with John Boehner… I’ve never known the man"

— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) April 28, 2016

As we show below, that's not entirely accurate.

It's doubtful that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will be taking political advice from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in the near future. But legal advice? Well, it's happened before.

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