Boston.com, citing various media sources, reports that Barney Frank will not seek reelection.
CNN has confirmed the news, citing a statement from Frank’s office, but did not post the text of his statement. National Journal reports that Frank will make the announcement at the Newton City Hall this afternoon.
From the National Journal:
He won a closer-than-expected re-election bid in 2010, taking 53 percent of the vote, his lowest total since first winning his Newton- and Tauton-based district in 1980.
Maybe all of his other usual supporters ran off to Oz.
A Congress without St. Barney is a Congress that will actually give serious consideration to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act – and a Congress without St. Barney is a Congress that actually might not be predisposed against a legitimate (read: non-trans-exterminationistic) ENDA.
Good riddance to the “asexual blob” of institutionalized gay male transphobia.
Perhaps he’ll leave quickly enough that the munchkins won’t have time to hit him in the butt on the way out…