Boehner: Promises No Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

House Speaker John Boehner says the government won't shut down next week.

"I expect my Democratic colleagues want to keep the government open as much as I do," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Before he announced his resignation plans, Boehner was under pressure from House conservatives to defund Planned Parenthood in a bill to keep the government open, which would have all but guaranteed a government shutdown.

The Ohio Republican accused some conservatives of being "absolutely" unrealistic about what can be accomplished with a Democratic administration.

"You know the Bible says 'beware of false prophets,'" he said. "We've got groups here in town, members ... who whip people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things they know -- they know -- are never going to happen."

Boehner, 65, said he wants to "gets as much finished as possible" before leaving Congress on Oct. 30, but did not provide any policy specifics other than a must-pass government funding bill and forming a select committee to investigate Planned Parenthood.

"I don't want to leave my successor a dirty barn," he said.