Barney Frank Talks ENDA, Plus a Highlight Reel of His Zingers: VIDEO


Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade and Chris Geidner at MetroWeekly have nice wrap-ups of yesterday's longer press conference held by Congressman Barney Frank on his retirement.

Frank talked at length about ENDA and the difficulties of getting it passed without a Democratic  president and a Democratic Congress:

“The only way you can get any law passed that fights discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity is if you have a Democratic president, House and Senate. Now, people don’t realize how rarely we’ve had that. We’ve had a Democratic president, House and Senate for four years out of the 32 I’ve been in Congress. We had it for the first two years under Bill Clinton and we had it for the first two years under Barack Obama.”

Watch that clip, via Think Progress, AFTER THE JUMP...

Also, a highlight clip of Frank's zingers to reporters, fellow lawmakers, and constituents over the years.


Barney's best zingers, courtesy of HuffPo:

Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:29pm ETC by Andy Towle
in barney frank, ENDA, News