Big Bailout Supporter
Openly Gay Member of Congress
Here's Frank on the House GOP's claim that the bailout bill failed because they were miffed at a partisan speech on the House floor by Nancy Pelosi:
"Here's the story. There's a terrible crisis affecting the American economy. We have come together on a bill to alleviate the crisis. And because somebody hurt their feelings they decide to punish the country. I mean, I would not have imputed that degree of pettiness and hypersensitivity... But think about this: Somebody hurt my feelings so I will punish the country. I mean, that's hardly plausible. And there are 12 Republican members who were ready to stand up for the economic interests of America but not if anybody insulted them... I think they are covering up the embarrassment of not having the votes... I'll make an offer. Give me those 12 people's names and I will go talk uncharacteristically nicely to them and tell them what wonderful people they are and maybe they'll now think about the country."
Well said, Barney, and congratulations!