House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) lashed back at President Obama on Thursday following the president's criticism of congressional bickering.

"President Obama likes to talk about being ‘the adult in the room’ — but there’s nothing ‘adult’ about political grandstanding," Boehner said in a statement.

Obama said in a speech at a Holland, Mich., plant earlier in the day that Congress needed to learn how to "spend more time out here listening to you and hearing how fed up you are" rather than "spending more time arguing in D.C."


Boehner dismissed the president's comments as a political maneuver. 

"If the president wants to do something productive, he can start by delivering on his promise to outline his own recommendations to rein in the massive deficits and debt that are undermining job creation in our country," Boehner said.