Skip to comments.Sessions concedes to Enzi after Budget gavel tussle
Posted on 12/17/2014 2:16:11 PM PST by cotton1706
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Wednesday afternoon conceded to Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) after a race to become the next chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.
Sessions, currently the panels ranking member, said he reached an agreement with his good friend Enzi.
We have talked and I am deferring to his seniority so that he can lead the Budget Committee as its Chairman beginning in 2015, Sessions said in a statement.
Mike graciously deferred to me two years ago after he timed out on HELP as Ranking Member, and it has been my enormous privilege to serve as the panels Ranking Member these last four years, as well as to serve as the Judiciary Ranking Member for the two years before that, Sessions added.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the self-proclaimed socialist, will be the new ranking member. He is a vocal advocate for increased spending on social programs and says the budget of the Pentagon should be dramatically slashed.
The Budget gavel was the last open seat remaining in the 114th Congress.
Sessions was slated to become chairman until Enzi decided to jump into the race. Enzi only has more seniority on the committee because of lots they both drew when they entered the Senate in 1997, giving him a technical advantage in the race. Both men joined the Budget Committee in 2003.
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Moderate republicans on the march!
Every day, another nightmare!
Enzi is officially on my sh_t list.
Clearing the decks of the TEA party. We’ll return the favor when President Cruz takes office.
So they’re both up for election in 2016?
Gonna be fun when the GOP blows this and Bernie Sanders becomes the Chair in a few years.
Mitch McConnell is now going have to make sure Ted Cruz is demonized because otherwise he’s toast.
Right now, WE are toast.
The Uniparty sucks.
Awesome! Vote R! R is “better” than D! Lol. Anyone still supporting the GOP should check their patriotism.
Translation: Senator Sessions didn’t have the votes.
Conservatives are the TRUE minority in Congress.
ENZI vs SESSIONS. Here’s all you need to know regarding the budget issue:
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The entire GOP sucks, blows and eats the big one. I never thought the day would come when I hated Republicans more than Democrats but it is here.
And the Club is saved once again.
dick cheney’s daughter knew what enzi was about.
Anyone know what committes that Sessions will be assigned? Chairman?
This is crazy. Can we have a November do-over, please?
I can’t believe this wasn’t a bigger fight from the right-leaning media. Sessions is one of the best of our time, and he seemed to go out awfully easily.
For asserting his seniority?
Very rare that a Senator doesn’t.
Sessions would do a better job but Enzi can’t be damned for taking what he is entitled to have.
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