Jeff Sessions Says His ‘Knees Quiver’ Over Boehner-Obama Deal

ambulance arial, diagnosis sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions says he is uncomfortable with what he knows about the proposed budget deal struck between outgoing speaker John Boehner and BoehnerSomberFlagPresident Barack Obama.

ambulance arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>“My knees quiver at the sound,” Sessions told reporters Monday evening, according to Politico, as details of the deal became public.

“I’m worried about how fast it’s moving,” Sessions added. “I see no reason for that. Based on what I know now, it appears the president got whatever he wanted.”

The deal, officially unveiled by Boehner Tuesday, would suspend the debt limit through 2017. It would also raise domestic and defense spending levels put in place by the automatic cuts of 2011 known as sequestration, though Boehner says the raising of those caps would be offset with spending cuts elsewhere.

The effect would be removing the possibility of a government shutdown or default throughout the rest of the Obama years.

During a meeting with Republican lawmakers Tuesday morning, Boehner said the House will vote on the two-year budget agreement Wednesday. By making this deal as he departs the House, Boehner is doing a favor to Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan , who is expected to be elected Wednesday to replace Boehner.


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