Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:13 AM
DryRain (237 posts)
Thoughts about Barney Frank being appointed interim Senator?
Just wonder what the folks of Massachusetts think of this idea.
He "volunteered" today on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), whose 32 year career in the House of Representatives came to an end yesterday, said Friday that he's told Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) that he would welcome an interim appointment to the seat expected to be vacated by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA).
Frank said that the fiscal cliff deal that passed the House of Representatives earlier this week and set the stage for a return to the same legislative fight in a matter of months "means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months" for the American economy. The outspoken Democrat indicated he would only hold the seat until the statewide special election and has no designs of carving out a career in the Senate, but he relishes the opportunity to be a part of the next fiscal battle on Capitol Hill.
"I'm not going to be coy. It's not anything I've ever been good at," Frank said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I've told the governor that I would now like, frankly, to do that because I would like to be a part of that. It's only a three-month period. I wouldn't want to do anything more. I don't want to run again."
I cannot create a poll, nor do I really want to. Just want to read what people think of this idea.
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Thoughts about Barney Frank being appointed interim Senator? (Original post)
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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:35 AM
MADem (129,281 posts)
4. He has the most budget experience of anyone in the MA delegation. He will be SUPERB and very
helpful to the Senate Dems in hammering out a deal with that recalcitrant House.