Boehner dismisses Ney criticism

Ney wrote that Boehner 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.”