Barney Frank Slaps Back, Succinctly

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When asked about Republican contention that Pelosi’s statement scuttled the bill, the Democratic head of the Banking Committe went after the heart of their argument:

“Think of this: Somebody hurt my feelings so I am going to punish the country,” he said.

He offered to make personal visits to the 12 “deeply offended republicans who put feeling over country” and speak to them “uncharacteristically nicely,” in the hopes that their spirits improve and they change their vote.