Rand Paul introduces 'no confidence' resolution on Geithner

Freshman firebrand Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday introduced an amendment that would express "no confidence" in Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner.

"What I am asking for today is a vote of no confidence on Timothy Geithner," said Paul from the Senate floor. "I see no reason and no objective evidence that any of his policies are succeeding."

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Paul explained that since President Obama cannot be removed from office until 2013, the Congress should at least remove advisers to the president who continue to pursue failed policies.

"They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results," said Paul. "We have now been under three years of a policy that is not working."

At this point it is unclear whether or not Senate Democratic leadership will allow Paul to have a vote on the resolution as an amendment to pending patent reform legislation.