Blackburn did not offer a plan to oust Geithner from his position. But several other Republicans in the House and Senate have called for him to step down since Standard and Poor’s earlier this month downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+.
Blackburn said working with Congress means cutting spending and the deficit.
“The conversation now is on how much we’re going to cut, not on how much we spend,” she said, “but it’s imperative that our generations that have created this debt start doing something about it.”
Blackburn also criticized last year’s healthcare law, and said legislation is needed to allow people to buy insurance policies across state lines.
NFIB Tennessee Director Jim Brown also spoke to what was reported as an “overflow audience,” and called Blackburn’s comments “music to our ears.”