August 27th, 2010
07:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Embattled Democrat calling on Geithner to go

 Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello called Friday for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to resign.
Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello called Friday for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to resign.

Washington (CNN) - It's not just Republicans calling for President Obama's economic advisers to go.

An embattled member of the president's own party has publicly called for the resignation of the top member of the administration's economic team.

Rep. Tom Perriello, a Virginia Democrat, called for the resignation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at a town hall meeting in Ruckersville, VA earlier this month, according to Perriello spokesperson Jessica Barba.

Perriello's move is emblematic of how–with the economy the biggest issue with voters–Perriello felt it necessary to distance himself from Obama economic policies.

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