The liberal congressman said he was "disappointed" in Tuesday's election results—and that with Brown's victory, "a reasonable compromise" between the House and Senate bills is no longer possible and support from GOP senators is now required to move the legislation.Gee. Nice of him to understand that a 5% victory is not fertile ground for trying to delay the swearing-in of Scott Brown. Do you think his pals Nancy and Harry understand this?
"I feel strongly that the Democratic majority in Congress must respect the process and make no effort to bypass the electoral results," Frank said. "If Martha Coakley had won, I believe we could have worked out a reasonable compromise between the House and Senate health care bills. But since Scott Brown has won and the Republicans now have 41 votes in the senate, that approach is no longer appropriate."
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Barney Frank thinks that the Democrats should "respect the process."