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Barney Frank: Republicans suffer from 'psychological disorder'
David Edwards
Published: Thursday April 2, 2009


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Representatives in the House debated a bill to limit payment to executives of banks receiving bailout money Wednesday. Rep. Barney Frank accused House Republicans of suffering from a "psychological disorder" for opposing a bill which would eliminate their "whipping boy." Franks said Republicans were trying to make the debate about the stimulus bill which was signed into law over a month ago.

"This is really extraordinary," said Frank. "What you have just heard is a denunsiation of something that was done by a -- the Congress a few weeks ago and a refusal to undo it. I have never seen people, Mr. Chairman, so attached to something they hate. This is presumably a psychological disorder, which I am not equipped to diagnose."

This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast Apr. 1, 2009.




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