Barney Frank: Republicans suffer from ‘psychological disorder’

By David Edwards
Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:32 EDT
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Representatives in the House debated a bill to limit payment to executives of banks receiving bailout money Wednesday. Rep. Barney Frank accused House Republicans of suffering from a “psychological disorder” for opposing a bill which would eliminate their “whipping boy.” Franks said Republicans were trying to make the debate about the stimulus bill which was signed into law over a month ago.

“This is really extraordinary,” said Frank. “What you have just heard is a denunsiation of something that was done by a — the Congress a few weeks ago and a refusal to undo it. I have never seen people, Mr. Chairman, so attached to something they hate. This is presumably a psychological disorder, which I am not equipped to diagnose.”

This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast Apr. 1, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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