Friday, October 28th, 2016

Barney Frank’s self-awareness problem


Democratic Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts criticized former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s personal life on MSNBC.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton, Frank was asked about Gingrich’s comments about the absence of religion in society and politics.

Frank, who is retiring from the House and who just married his longtime male partner, blasted Gingrich in a personal way. “God appears to have been driven out of Mr. Gingrich’s private life if you look at his marital history,” said Frank, a reference to Gingrich’s three marriages.

“He’s very selective about where he thinks fundamental religious tenants {sic} should be followed,” added Frank.

Okay, the former House Speaker’s personal life is a well-known train wreck.

So is Frank’s, and it involved illegal activity run out of his home.

Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank admitted a lengthy relationship with a male hooker who ran a bisexual prostitution service out of Frank’s apartment.

The story was broken by the conservative Washington Times newspaper, which trumpeted every juicy morsel with front-page hype. Though Frank was apparently ignorant of some of the prostitute’s activities, his indiscretion was so great that his standing in Congress was greatly damaged and a House reprimand passed overwhelmingly in July 1990.

On his next appearance on MSNBC, Frank could accuse Gingrich of being overweight, pompous, and talking funny.

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