Former House Speaker John Boehner summed up his reaction to Sen. Ted Cruz’s controversial Republican National Committee speech in three words, according to a former aide: “Lucifer is back.”
— David Schnittger (@OhSchnitt) July 21, 2016
David Schnittger, a longtime Boehner aide, tweeted the former Speaker’s response after Cruz declined to endorse Trump during a prime-time convention speech Wednesday night.
“To those listening, please, don’t stay home in November,” Cruz said in Cleveland. “Stand and speak and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to our Constitution.”
The speech drew jeers from convention-goers who wanted Cruz to get behind the GOP’s presidential nominee.