Frank smacks down Corker’s ‘second stimulus’ straw man
Sen. Bob Corker implied that Democrats were considering a new stimulus package this morning on Fox News Sunday. “Still the major issue in our country is credit and it’s very difficult for me to believe we’re considering talking about another so-called stimulus package when, in fact, we still have not dealt seriously with the credit issue. That is absolutely incredible to me,” said Corker.
Barney Frank wouldn’t let Corker’s comments stand. “Chris, Chris, excuse me, but can I respond to Bob Corker’s partisan attack in the name of partisanship? Because the fact is nobody in the administration or on our side in Congress is focusing on the second stimulus. We only answered that when asked about it,” Frank retorted.
Chris Wallace seemed reluctant to let Frank rebut the charges. “Congressman, can we turn to the — I know you like to talk substance,” said Wallace.
Frank didn’t back down. “Well, Chris, don’t let political attacks go,” he replied.
“If you’d rather get into a food fight, go ahead,” said Wallace.
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Mar. 15, 2009.