Jacob Rees-Mogg has told talkRADIO he feels sorry for George Osborne after the former chancellor "disgraced himself" with his comments about Theresa May.
Osborne has been quoted as saying he won't rest until Theresa May is chopped up and put into a freezer - prompting a national outcry.
Rees-Mogg, appearing live in the talkRADIO studios, said "It is very sad. I admired George Osborne as chancellor... and he's a very capable and intelligent man." But now "he is descending into worse bitterness and bile than Ted Heath".
He added that his former Conservative colleague is "demeaning and disgracing himself with these sorts of comments and I feel sorry for him. It must be a difficult time for him if he is reduced to saying these sorts of things."