Washington (CNN) - Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, a prominent 16-term liberal Democrat and arch-enemy of political conservatives nationwide, will announce Monday he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012, according to a statement from Frank's office.
Frank, 71, will hold a news conference in his district to discuss the decision at 1 p.m.
Being a Democrat, I have to say it is time for him to step down and for that matter a lot of those who have served double digit terms both Republican and Democrat need to step down!! It is time we have term limits for members of Congress!!
Excellent news. He must have inside information that Dodd-Frank is going to be repealed.
For those of us residing in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, this is an early Christmas present.
Oh happy day!
...now that all damage is done!
16 years too late to save this country....
HALLELUJAH!!!! Goodbye and good riddance!!!
I'm going to bet the gay slime sees the handwriting on the wall, and that the Demoshits are going
to be DESTROYED next year. I LOVE IT!!!
Thank you, God in Heaven, for this very nice Christmas present!
We already have term limits, they're called ELECTIONS.
The investigators must be hot on his trail!
Thank goodness – this baffoon is one of the people most responsible for the sub-prime housing mess. SOOO happy he will be GONE. Only hate that he'll be getting retirement pay...
16 terms too late.
Great news, there really is a God!
He did enough damage protecting Fannie and Freddie....yes, we need to get more career politicians out of office and set term limits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
about time, many in Congress should follow her lead
I guarantee 100% he will be a VERY WEALTHY man within two years.
Barney Frank will soon join MSNBC or CNN for his savy political insight. Excuse me, I just threw up in my mouth...........
Time for Barney to now make the REALY BIG BUCKS as a lobbyist/advisor....
Cut a deal to avoid prosecution, most likely.
Not having Barney Frank around would be like finally removing the gum from the bottom of your shoe.L
... being a conservative/republican, couldn't agree more ... past time for spring cleaning on both sides of isle and in both houses
This is the most patriotic thing Barnie has done in his entire political career.
Thank God! Man has been a train wreck...
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are going to be disapointed
Its a good thing considering 2012 election will be even worse than the 2010 election for the Dems....
Why bother with re-election? It is obvious how many democrats and republicans made their fortunes. Barney's made his fortune and then some. Time to leave before the republican ethics committee is formed in 2013.