Kasich on GOP agitators: "What have they accomplished?"

Ohio Gov. John Kasich had sharp words Sunday for members of his own party who are promising change but don't have the record to show they can deliver it.

"It's about inexperience. I mean, the people who keep saying that they want things to happen, what have they accomplished? What have they gotten done?" the 2016 Republican candidate said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. "When I served [in Congress], we achieved things, I achieved things."

Kasich was defending House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who announced last Friday that he would resign - an announcement that drew cheers from conservatives at the Values Voters conference the same day.

In a separate interview on "Face the Nation," Boehner warned of "false prophets" within the GOP who promise things they can't deliver.

"He's a great guy," Kasich said of Boehner. "We need to reflect on his accomplishments then and his accomplishments in rising and becoming speaker."

Although political outsiders have proven to be popular among Republican voters this election cycle, Kasich thinks that someone with his experience - as an Ohio congressman and governor, as well as several years working in the private sector - will prove to be the most appealing mix.

"Sometimes you hear loud voices out here, they're the ones who get the attention and get the headlines. But I got to tell you, at the end of the day, I believe the Republican Party will pick somebody who is a reformer, who is a change agent, but who has accomplished things and have experience," he said. "So all these people yelling and screaming, ask, you ask them, 'What have you accomplished in the time that you've been in public office?' It would be an interesting question, wouldn't it?"

He said he respects people who are in the private sector, but he said, "If you want to get things accomplished in government, you need to know how it all works."

Kasich also weighed in on what went wrong for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who dropped out of the presidential race last week.

Walker and his team, "kind got over their skis, they spent a lot of money and they ran out of money. You've got to husband your resources," Kasich said. But, he predicted, "He'll come back. He may be president someday."

  • Rebecca Kaplan

    Rebecca Kaplan is a political reporter for CBSNews.com.