President Obama, it was reported Thursday morning, is considering whisking Congressional leaders away this weekend for a summit at Camp David in order to continue talks on raising the debt ceiling. The idea surfaced the morning after Obama walked out of Wednesday’s meeting at the White House, which was described as the “most tense” of the series of talks.
But Speaker of the House John Boehmer dismissed outright the idea of going to Camp David.
“The Speaker has told the White House he sees no need to go to Camp David this weekend,” said Boehner spokesperson Michael Steel in a statement.
A spokesperson for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told The Daily Caller no official White House invitation to Camp David has arrived.
The President has set a new deadline of this Friday for reaching a bipartisan deal to reduce the deficit and raise the debt limit. Lawmakers will meet at the White House again on Thursday afternoon, for the fifth consecutive day of talks.