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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. 

moe howard January 04, 2013 at 03:11 PM
You have to be kidding me. He's responsible for the housing collapse. He gave mortgages to people who didn't deserve them. Subprime lending!! A huge reason we are in the situation we are now
Gone4Now January 04, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Hey Barney, How can we miss you if you won't go away?
moe howard January 04, 2013 at 07:55 PM
It's the theater of the absurd
NWBL January 04, 2013 at 07:55 PM
But Dukakis won't do it and Vicki Kennedy? No political background. And you know that Gov.Patrick will appoint a democrat.
JohnnyMass January 05, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Hey, Barney-take a hike!

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