Barney Frank Reportedly Told Governor He Wants To Be Interim Senator

Frank reportedly wants to stay to be part of the 'fiscal cliff' debate.


One day after leaving the U.S. Congress, former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank said he asked Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint him as the interim senator to fill John Kerry's seat.

Frank made the remarks during an appearance on MSNBC this morning, Jan. 4.

If appointed, Frank would fill the seat Kerry will likely vacate if he is confirmed as the next Secretary of State.

Frank said he wanted to stay in politics for now because he wanted to be part of the 'fiscal cliff' debate, according to the Herald. Tweets from Boston Globe political reporter Glen Johnson confirmed the news. 

"But [the fiscal cliff deal] now means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months in American financial history," Frank said on MSNBC, which was quoted in Politico. 

DAD January 04, 2013 at 09:19 PM
What is the pension for being a Senator for 150 days?
Phil January 05, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Yes, the next few months are going to be important to the financial well being of the country. All the more reason to keep Barney Frank as far away from Washington as possible. His financial acumen has already been demonstrated to be sorely lacking.


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