Boehner dismisses Ney criticism

Ney wrote that John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerTrump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery One year later, neither party can get past last year's election MORE reneged on an agreement to help him avoid jail time in exchange for his resignation from the House over a corruption scandal in 2006.

He also describes the Speaker as “lazy” and calls him “a chain-smoking, relentless wine drinker who was more interested in the high life -- golf, women, cigarettes, fun and alcohol.”

“This is a disgraced congressman who went to jail,” Boehner said Thursday when asked about Ney’s book. “He’s made a lot of baseless and false accusations in order to sell a book. It’s sad.”