House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOP during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 31, 2014. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) did not attempt to disguise his displeasure with the hardliners in his own caucus that claimed credit for his stunning resignation. “Face The Nation” host John Dickerson on Sunday asked Boehner about the conservative House coalition with which Boehner was constantly feuding, and whether they had unrealistic expectations.
“Absolutely they’re unrealistic!” Boehner blurted out. “But the Bible says beware of false prophets. And there are people out there spreading noise about how much can get done.” Boehner proceeded to list some of his accomplishments — including reducing the federal deficit and stopping major proposals to increase taxes. He noted that all were passed “over the last four and a half years with a Democrat president” — and that all were “voted against by my most conservative members because it wasn’t good enough.” “Really? This is the part I really don’t understand,” he said. FULL REPORT