Sen. Rand Paul Confirms Call For Vote Of No Confidence On Sec. Geithner (Update: Video Added)
August 11, 2011 - 10:18 am
Today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) – campaigning with his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) in Ames, Iowa – confirmed to PJTV that he will ask for a vote of “no confidence” on Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
I spoke with Sen. Paul at a small event in Ames, Iowa, just hours before the FOX News debate. We talked about the Super Committee, and the problems with their mandate. Sen. Paul also commented on the state of the current stock market, and the concern people should have. It was then that Sen. Paul made clear he will call for a vote of “no confidence” on Sec. Geithner, stating that, “I think it’s a huge mistake for the president to keep him on.” He admitted that the vote would have no legal standing.
On the subject of his father, he reminded that Rep. Paul correctly understood the problems with the housing market, specifically Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and focused on his father’s fiscal discipline as valued trait in the race for President.
The full video of my interview with Sen. Rand Paul will available on PJTV, as well as linked on The Tatler. Be sure to check back often at PJTV as we continue to provide coverage of the 2011 Straw Poll.
Update: Here’s my interview with Sen. Paul.