Boehner 'Sees No Need to Go to Camp David' to Discuss Debt-Limit Deal

July 14, 2011 - 12:35 PM

Obama Boehner Golf

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, are on the first green as they play golf at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told President Obama that he sees no need to take a weekend trip to Camp David to discuss a debt-limit deal.

“The Speaker has told the White House he sees no need to go to Camp David this weekend,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in a statement.

Numerous press reports had hinted that Obama may call congressional leaders to the presidential retreat in rural Maryland this weekend to continue debt limit negotiations.

There was no indication that Boehner had ruled out any negotiations over the weekend, only declining to go to Camp David.

The negotiations--held all week at the White House--had been plagued by leaks and sensational press reports, including a late-breaking story Wednesday, based on unnamed administration sources, that Obama had stormed out of the negotiations after a verbal confrontation with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

Further reporting indicated however that Obama was already wrapping up the meeting when the spat occurred.