Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts has retired from the House of Representatives, but he has expressed his interest in returning to Congress for a short time as a Senator. The 72-year-old has asked Governor Deval Patrick to be appointed to the seat being vacated by Senator John Kerry for the three months that the seat will be vacant leading up to the special election.
Frank stated on “Morning Joe” that “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.”
“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 has stated that he would not run for the seat himself.