Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) is joining CNBC as a contributor.
CNBC’s managing editor Nick Dunn tweeted Friday that the former congressman and prickly liberal firebrand had joined the channel.
— Nick Dunn (@NickDunnCNBC) December 20, 2013
CNBC is happy to announce that former Congressman Barney Frank has joined @CNBC as our latest contributor
— Ryan Ruggiero (@RyanRuggiero) December 20, 2013
Frank, who served as the chairman of the Financial Services Committee when he was in Congress, once stormed off the set of CNBC after a heated exchange with the channel’s Mark Haines. Haines and Frank were discussing limiting executive compensation.
“It seems to be that you’re dealing with a model that no longer works,” Haines said referring to Frank’s proposal for changing executive pay rules. The conversation escalated and after Frank repeatedly tried to interject he ended the interview.