Sen. Sessions: ‘We’ll continue to see downgrades’ of US credit rating [VIDEO]

Nicholas Ballasy Senior Video Reporter
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Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, told The Daily Caller that the U.S. will “continue to see downgrades” if the federal government keeps spending at its current level.

Sessions also expressed disappointment in President Barack Obama for failing to mention the nation’s $15.2 trillion debt during his State of the Union address.

On Wednesday, TheDC asked Sessions if he thinks the U.S. would be downgraded again, as Standard & Poor’s has warned.

“Well, that’s very possible because we’re not altering the debt course we’re on,” Sessions replied. “The experts who are looking at our economy — and we’ve had a number of them testify before the budget committee — basically have said we should have started last year.”

“The president in his State of the Union message, I was just deeply disappointed that he made no reference to the threat that debt places, America faces, so it’s going to be hard to do it without the president’s leadership, without looking the American people in the eye and saying, ‘we really do have a problem.’”

“If we don’t change this course, we’ll continue to see downgrades,” Sessions added, calling the nation’s debt crisis “predictable.”

S&P downgraded the U.S. for the first time in August. U.S. debt is now equal to size of the entire economy.

Sen. Sessions and Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby have introduced the “Honest Budget Act” which they argue would prevent budget “gimmicks” in Congress that contribute to increases in the deficit.

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