The Washington Times - July 14, 2011, 11:41AM

House Speaker John A. Boehner has told President Obama he sees no need to go to Camp David this weekend to continue debt talks.

The White House was floating the idea as talks have grown increasingly tense and a deadline looms, but a spokesman for Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, told reporters that it’s a no-go.


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, also said she doesn’t think that moving the debt talks to Camp David would be a good idea.

“I want that to be his preserve. … I don’t want it to be a place where the president has to continue to listen to some of this [debt] stuff,” Mrs. Pelosi said during her weekly briefing with reporters.

“Let’s not say, ‘Well, we don’t have to make any decisions today, on Thursday or Friday, because we’re going to have s’mores at Camp David over the weekend.’”

Presidential spokesman Jay Carney, told that Mr. Boehner had rejected a Camp David meeting, replied, “Nobody’s invited him to go anywhere, except to come here [to the White House].”

“We have no plans to move off-site,” Mr. Carney said.

Sean Lengell and Dave Boyer contributed to this article.