House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday responded to President Obama's criticism of Republicans that was caught on a live microphone during a fundraiser.
At a press conference before a vote on a series of budget proposals, Boehner appeared to take a subtle jab at the president.
"I didn't see his remarks. But I think you mentioned it was a campaign speech," he told reporters.
Republicans have criticized Obama as the "campaigner in chief" ever since he announced he was officially beginning his reelection bid last week.
The Republican National Committee has blasted out emails with the moniker and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used it in a statement slamming Obama's Wednesday speech on fiscal issues.
At a private dinner with supporters in Chicago on Thursday night, Obama sharply criticized House Republicans for trying to attach policy riders to the 2011 budget deal. His comments were picked up by a "hot mic."
"I said, 'You want to repeal healthcare? Go at it. We'll have that debate. You're not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we're stupid?'"
-- This post was updated at 11:35 a.m.