House Freedom Caucus Hits Back After Boehner Calls Them ‘Knuckleheads’

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May 12, 2016 1:02 p.m.

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is unplugged and unleashed and apparently reveling in his new-found freedom.

Not so much the so-called House Freedom Caucus.

During a conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, Boehner laid into the House Freedom Caucus, eliciting a response from the caucus’ members.

The House Freedom Caucus, home to some of Boehner’s most outspoken conservative critics, quickly responded on Twitter, but without a trace of humor or panache.

Boehner also shared his disdain for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and lamented the government shutdown of 2013, an effort led by the Texas senator.

The former speaker said that he supports Trump as the nominee, and said that Republicans should accept that.

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