A Massachusetts-based pro-family activist thinks it’s likely that recently retired Democratic Congressman Barney Frank will be appointed as a replacement for Senator John Kerry should he become Secretary of State.
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Frank has confirmed to The Associated Press that he asked Governor Deval Patrick last week to appoint him as interim senator until a special election is held to fill Kerry’s seat. Under state law, the governor must appoint an interim senator if the Senate confirms Kerry as secretary of state. A special election would then be scheduled about five months later.
Frank says he is well suited to the job because he will not need a long time to get acquainted with how things work on Capitol Hill. But Brian Camenker, president of the pro-family organization MassResistance, believes it would be “horrible” for the state.
“He hates Republicans, hates conservatives, [and] he is very, very radical,” Camenker tells OneNewsNow. “Now if the governor. who is pretty much a radical Democrat himself, were to appoint him, we’d be stuck with him for two or three months and it would be ridiculous. It would be horrible.”
Read More at onenewsnow.com . By Chad Groening.