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Boehner Calls Conservative Critics 'False Prophets'

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    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

    House Speaker John Boehner slammed hard-line conservatives as "false prophets" who are merely "spreading noise" rather than trying to achieve anything tangible.

    Speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," the retiring Speaker said that conservative groups and lawmakers have purposely misled voters, charging that they've "whipped people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things that they know -- they know -- are never going to happen."

    "The Bible says beware of false prophets. And there are people out there, you know, spreading noise about how much can get done. I mean this whole notion that we're going to shut down the government to get rid of Obamacare in 2013 -- this plan never had a chance," Boehner said.