Boehner said the CR will likely need Democratic votes to pass. Many House Republicans have said they refuse to vote for a CR unless it includes language stripping Planned Parenthood of its federal funds.
Boehner also criticized congressional conservatives for their uncompromising stance on a number of pieces of legislation over the last several years, especially the 2013 government shutdown over Obamacare. Boehner called them “unrealistic” about what can pass the House and Senate and be signed by President Barack Obama.
“The Bible warns us against false prophets,” he said. We’ve got groups here in town, members of the House and Senate here in town who whip people into a frenzy thinking they can accomplish things that they know—they know—can never happen.”
Boehner announced Friday he will resign at the end of October, and he said he does not regret the decision. He said it was the right thing to do for the good of the institution, since having a vote on a motion to vacate would have caused turmoil in the House.