Barney Frank Says He Wants To Temporarily Fill John Kerry's Senate Seat
Recently retired Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) tells Joe Scarborough he has expressed his interest in being appointed to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)'s seat when he vacates it. Frank, who served over 30 years in the House, says he would only hold the seat temporarily and would not run in the special election for the remainder of the term.
Frank: A month ago -- a few weeks ago, in fact -- I said I wasn't interested. I was about to graduate and they said, you've got to go to summer school. That deal now means that February, March, and April are going to be among the most important months in American financial history. If I -- I'm not going to be coy... -- I told the governor that I would now like, frankly, to do that. I would like to be a part of that. It's only a three-month period. I don't want to do anything more, I wouldn't like to run again. It's almost, to be honest, a little arrogant. Coach, put me in.