Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) blasted President Obama on Sunday for attempting to “cast blame” on Republicans instead of trying to “lead” during “fiscal cliff” talks.

In a statement following Obama’s interview Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Boehner called the president’s comments, “ironic” saying that a “recurring theme” of the fiscal cliff negotiations was “his unwillingness to agree to anything that would require him to stand up to his own party.”

“Needed cuts and reforms that the president agreed to just last year were no longer on the table, as he cited an inability to sell them to Democrats,” Boehner said.

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