Is this serious? Ocho Cinco gets fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for tweeting near game time, but congressmen can tweet during sessions of congress without any consequences?
Republican congressmen vented their frustration with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Thursday during his testimony to the House Financial Services Committee.
The Financial Services Committee live-tweeted the hearing @FinancialCmte using the #Geithner hashtag, with Republicans accusing Geithner of sidestepping questions.
Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) tweeted: “#Geithner avoids comment on #OccupyWallStreet protestors: ‘sense of concern on 9% [unemployment]. Well, we need to unwind regulations #4jobs!”
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) wrote: “Can’t believe that after cancelling 4 times, #Geither is trying to sneak out early before members get their Qs answered. @FinancialCmte”
Westmoreland also attacked his Democratic colleagues for not asking Geithner tough questions.
“It’s unfortunate so many Ds in @FinancialCmte hearing are throwing #Geithner softball Qs. We need real answers on actions of Treasury Dept,” he tweeted.
Geithner faced similar hostility from GOP senators earlier in the day, where he testified at a Senate hearing.