John Boehner unloads on GOP 'terrorists' and backstabbers, Sean Hannity, and life after Washington

John Boehner golfs with then-President Obama
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Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), 67, says the hardline conservatives in the House are "anarchists" and "legislative terrorists," drops a lot of F-bombs, smokes two packs a day, and irons everything from his shirts to his underwear. And that's just the beginning of what Politico's Tim Alberta found out about Boehner in 18 hours of interviews over the summer and fall. It's quite a read. Here are some highlights:

On Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a founder of the far-right House Freedom Caucus: "Jordan was a terrorist as a legislator going back to his days in the Ohio House and Senate. ... A terrorist. A legislative terrorist." (Jordan said he feels "sorry for the guy if he's that bitter.")

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