Harvard student takes on Congressman Frank

Connecticut congressman Barney Frank has yet to admit much of his role in the housing debacle known as the mortgage meltdown brought on by his incompetence when it came to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Finally someone had the opportunity to ask Mr. Frank about this issue and, of course, it did not come from the media.

From MyFoxBoston:

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – It all started with a question: “How much responsibility, if any, do you have for the financial crisis?”

Rep. Barney Frank and a conservative Harvard law student debated over how Frank should have handled his role as the House Chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Frank was at Harvard University for a speech at the Kennedy School of Government.

Frank said the student wasn’t backing up his claims, invoking some laughter from the crowd, and the student told Frank he wasn’t answering his question.

Video of the exchange between Barney Frank and a Harvard University student:

Frank can’t answer because he’s never admitted an ounce of wrongdoing. He’s a disgrace and should have the decency to resign in disgrace. In fact, if he admitted what everyone already knows about his involvement, I’d have more respect for him.

Watch as Barney Frank, among many others, claim that nothing is wrong at Fannie/Freddie:

They’re pathetic political hacks who hurt us all.

  • JD

    I am not that much of a fan of Barney Frank but I thought he responded to the students question in its entirety. There is no doubt that people disagree with his answer but he responded to all three points made by the Harvard student.

  • D.D.Mao

    As chairman of the House Financial Service Committee I can’t understand why he was so offended by this gentlemans question.And as it was asked it was a question not an accusation.Obviously he was looking for his gavel that he uses to quiet anyone questioning his authority when they are in the House.Answered the question?….hardly.He spent most of the time trying to put the gentleman on the defense and gave a vague answer of his job history.

  • D.D Mao, you are correct. Every time Barney Frank is engaged in a debt he tries to deflect and he goes on the attack. I think it was last week Barney Franks was accusing Justice Scalia of being homophobic because Scalia refuses to grant Certiorari on the basis that gay marriage is a states rights issue and the Supreme Court should not be involved in. So Franks cries to the media that Scalia won’t grant cert because he’s a homophobe. Yes, the banking queen (Barney Franks) is quick to drop the homophobe card anytime he doesn’t get his way. I’m quite shocked truthfully that he didn’t pull it out when engaged by the student at Harvard.

    Why don’t we just throw this man out of office, hasn’t he caused enough chaos already. We can thank him for the foreclosure crisis, that’s how he got the name “banking queen” you know.

  • Babs

    I love this kid. 😉 He has it all over Barney Frank.