The ongoing battle between Matt Foreman and Congressman Barney Frank rages on!
The adorably cantankerous Frank appeared on Michelangelo Signorile’s radio show yesterday to rebuff Foreman’s remarks that Frank’s “squeamish” about trans rights. Frank defended his position, of course, but also made sure to take some swipes at Foreman, including his past political judgment in endorsing former New York Governor George Pataki over Democrat Carl McCall. Frank claims Foreman went for Pataki to strike a political compromise while heading up Empire State Pride Agenda. Frank called Foreman’s move “a very significant mistake in my judgment from the standpoint of in our coalition building.”
Frank also raised questions about Foreman’s recently announced departure from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Frank’s remark came in response to Foreman’s suggestion that Frank personally cut trans-rights out of ENDA. Said Foreman, And, so, I mean, I don’t know this for a fact, but I would bet my life that this is what happened: They went to Barney Frank and said ‘What do we need to pass ENDA?'”
The politico told Signorile yesterday that it didn’t go down quite like that: “[Foreman said] that he’d bet his life – or that he would bet his life — on [my involvement]. Frankly, I think it’s a good thing he didn’t bet his life or he might have lost that in addition to his job. He just made that up. That is not remotely how it happened.”