Boehner says Obama ‘picking fake fights’ with GOP lawmakers

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) accused President Obama of “picking fake fights” with congressional Republicans.

“He is diminishing the presidency by picking fake fights and going after straw men every day,” Boehner said in a recorded interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

Boehner said the push for the “Buffett Rule,” which would have required millionaires to pay a minimum tax rate, was a “gimmick.”

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