Sessions Does Not Rule Out Filibuster on Lew Nomination

'We'll just see what happens'


Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) said Thursday he intended to oppose White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s nomination for treasury secretary and did not rule out a filibuster for the nomination.

“You have not gone as far to say you will filibuster the nomination, right?” Carl Quintanilla asked Sessions in an interview on CNBC.

“We’ll just see what happens, but I intend to oppose this nomination,” Sessions replied. “And we need to talk about the fundamental challenges of our nation and we need to know why Mr. Lew not only refused to produce a plan that would fix our debt problem, but actually attack people like paul ryan, who laid out a credible plan, and why he would misrepresent the impact of the budget he did submit to the Senate, which of course was never brought up.”