Boehner says 'blame the wine' for his profane advice on what Ted Cruz should do to himself: report
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (screenshot/

Former Speaker John Boehner has been drinking red wine and smoking cigarettes while recording the audio version of his memoir.

"John Boehner has been going off script while recording the audio version of his new memoir, using expletives and asides not in the book — such as the former Republican House speaker saying, 'Oh, and Ted Cruz, go f*ck yourself,'" Axios reports. "Two sources familiar with the tapings told Axios about the asides."

The book is titled On the House: A Washington Memoir and the audio version will cost $39.99.

On Twitter, Boehner suggested listeners should "blame the wine" for the swearing.