(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says blaming the tea party for America's debt crisis is like blaming the fireman for fires.
"The Tea Party has been fighting for a serious solution that would rescue our finances through immediate spending cuts, spending caps and most importantly, a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution," Paul said in a statement on his Web site. "With the support of the Tea Party, I offered the only solution that could have prevented our downgrade with our Cut, Cap and Balance plan.”
The plan was tabled in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Sen. Paul on Wednesday was introducing bill calling for the resignation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. The bill has no chance of passing, but Paul told Sean Hannity the bill is a vote of “no confidence” in a man “who’s failed at every turn.”