WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday that republican critics of consumer adviser Elizabeth Warren treated her unfairly at a contentious hearing on Tuesday.
“I thought what happened yesterday was deeply unfair to her personally,” Geithner said in a live interview with Politico. “I think she’s done an exceptionally good job of not just starting up this agency (but also) hiring very competent people.”
A House of Representatives oversight hearing on Tuesday grew heated when the panel’s Republican chairman accused her of lying about the terms of her appearance.
Reporting by Glenn Somerville; Editing by James Dalgleish