(CNN) – John Boehner, the House Republican leader, will take sharp aim at President Obama in a speech Monday night a day before the Ohio Republican will find out if he is likely to be the next House Speaker.
During an election-eve rally in his hometown of Cincinnati, Boehner will hit the president for his recent comments during a Univision radio interview in which he appeared to characterize those who disagree with Democratic policies as "enemies."
"Ladies and gentlemen, we have a president in the White House who referred to Americans who disagree with him as 'our enemies,'" Boehner will say, according to prepared remarks. "Think about that. He actually used that word."
"Mr. President, there's a word for people who have the audacity to speak up in defense of freedom, the Constitution, and the values of limited government that made our country great," Boehner will also say. "We don't call them 'enemies.' We call them patriots."
The comments from Obama came during the week-old interview during which he said, "If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna punish our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us' – if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election – then I think it's going to be harder. And that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd."