Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA.), who stepped down from the House of Representatives just last Thursday after more than 30 years, says he’d like to be appointed to the interim Senate seat that will open up if and when Sen. John Kerry (D-MA.) is confirmed as Secretary of State.
“A few weeks ago said, I said I wasn’t interested. It was kind of like, you’re about to graduate and they said, you’ve got to go to summer school. But that [fiscal cliff] deal now means that February, March, and April are going to be among the most important months in American financial history,” he revealed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “Yes, in fact, I’m not going to be coy, it’s not anything I’ve ever been good at. I’ve told the governor that I would now like, frankly, to be a part of that. It’s only a three-month period, I wouldn’t want to do anything more, but to be honest, it’s a little arrogant.”
Frank, 72, knows from fixing money messes: He was formerly chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and sponsored the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.