Skip to comments.Senior GOP Senator: Lew Must 'Never' be Treasury Secretary
Posted on 01/09/2013 5:08:02 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
The top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee will oppose Jack Lew's nomination to be Treasury secretary.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has prepared a statement saying "Jack Lew must never be Secretary of Treasury."
He is not saying yet whether he will filibuster the nomination, however, which sources say President Obama will announce Thursday.
Sessions expects that the Lew nomination will fail in the Senate, an aide said.
The senator says Lew misrepresented Obama's 2012 budget by claiming that it did not add to the debt.
"His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies," according to the Sessions' statement, which was obtained by The Hill in advance.
Sessions says in his statement that Lew, as the presidents budget director told Congress the budget "would not add to the debt of the United States."
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He's ours. Continuing to make us proud!!!
He’ll be confirmed via some backroom deal, then we will be royally screwed for the next 4 years -and the LSM will be silent as usual.
Translation: I am going to be real loud now, but he’s be confirmed with at least 75 votes.
Until the Senate passes a budget as they are legally required to do, they are illegitimate. Shut it down...
Amen and Roll Tide!
too bad Jesse Helms isn’t still around to put a permanent hold on this guy’s nomination....
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