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.

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