Massachusetts Democrat US Rep Barney Franks Won’t Seek Reelection in 2012


That’s all folks …

Massachusetts Democrat Barney Franks will not be running for reelection in 2012. Franks blamed redistricting for his decision; however, he had a tougher than expected reelection bid in 2010. However, it probably has more to do with the fact that most of America is on to him and his “fingerprints” that were all over the 2008 financial crisis.

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2012, ending a three-decade career in the House.

Frank, 71, is the top Democrat on the Financial Services Committee and the architect, with former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), of the sweeping Wall Street regulatory reform law enacted in 2010.

He announced his decision at an afternoon press conference in his hometown of Newton, Mass., where he said redistricting played a major role in his retirement.

“I was planning to run again, and then congressional redistricting came,” Frank said.

Reelection? Heck, as the Gateway Pundit reminds us, earlier this year Newt Gingrich had suggested that Barney Franks should have been jailed. The post could be subtitled, the rats are fleeing the sinking ship … Frank 17th House Democrat to announce retirement.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Massachusetts Democrat US Rep Barney Franks Won’t Seek Reelection in 2012”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on November 29th, 2011 12:34 pm

      Every one of these Democrat/Socialists need to have a criminal investigation authorized by the House Judicial Committee in addition to the ethics violations and the insider trading possibilities.

      They have ripped-off the public for too long with some, such as this one, being responsible for the mess in the housing and banking sectors.

    2. super dave on November 30th, 2011 4:19 pm

      when Pelosi was questioned about insider trading during an interview, her left eye just couldn’t stay focused and was fluttering like a camera shutter. a sure sign of guilt.

    3. dennisintn on December 2nd, 2011 5:04 pm

      as charles clawhammer said, “it will be the best thing barney has ever done for the nation.

    4. Scott on December 6th, 2011 11:24 am

      Do some research on Barney Frank’s criminal record? Especially the stuff about him owning a house in DC during the 80′s and being involved in pimping out male prostitutes from this house fairly close to Capitol Hill?

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