Ex-Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) disagrees with an aide to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick who said Frank would not the best candidate to temporarily fill Sen. John Kerry's Senate seat, he told the Boston Globe. Frank has asked Patrick to appoint him to the position so he can participate in debt limit negotiations ahead of a special election later this year.
Former Representative Barney Frank had a succinct rejoinder today to Doug Rubin, the top political adviser to Governor Deval Patrick who said over the weekend that there were “better options” for interim US senator.
“I disagree with him,” Frank told the Globe during a phone call.
Rubin made his comment in a tweet on Saturday, a day after Frank shook up the Massachusetts political world by revealing he had asked Patrick for the appointment if Senator John F. Kerry resigns to serve as secretary of state.
Rubin instead advocated someone "who could bring some fresh ideas and energy to Washington," rather than "who experienced people who are creating the gridlock."