By Kevin Cirilli - 02/12/15 04:52 PM EST
Paul was responding to a question during a Facebook question-and-answer session in which he was asked if Congress should abolish the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Paul was touting his "Audit the Fed" proposal, which has 30 co-sponsors and would allow the comptroller general to audit the Federal Reserve. Fed officials oppose the policy, saying that it'd politicize monetary policy.
"Congress is always 10 years behind the American people," Paul wrote during the Facebook chat. "Support for Audit the Fed has grown steadily over the least few years, especially since the bank bailouts."
He later wrote that "transparency is never a bad thing. We should know what they are doing. If they are doing thing that are harmful, we should know that and address them."
Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen is scheduled to testify before Congress on Feb. 24 and 25.