Frank has ‘post-partisan depression’ over Warren invitation
Rep. Barney Frank told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that president-elect Barack Obama has made a “serious mistake” in asking pastor Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural invocation. “I believe that [Obama] overestimates his ability to get people to put aside fundamental differences,” said Frank.
“He talks about being post-partisan but I’ve worked, frankly, with Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay, and the current Republican leadership. The current Republican leadership in the House repudiated George Bush. I don’t know why Mr. Obama thinks he’s going to have them better than George Bush. And to be honest, when he talks about being post partisan, having seen these people and knowing what they would do in that situation, I suffer from post partisan depression.”
This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Dec. 22, 2008.