On Friday, former Congressman Barney Frank came forward with stunning new proclamations about his worldview. While it's already known that the liberal politician from Massachusetts is gay, during an appearance on "Real Time With Bill Maher," he also insinuated that he's a "pot-smoking atheist."
Maher, who questioned whether Frank feels liberated now that his time in Congress has come to a close, took note of the politician's open nature. Not surprisingly, the Democrat responded that he does, indeed, feels freer since leaving elected office.
“You were not one of those Congresspeople who have to worry about every little thing," the comedian said. "You could come on this show, and sit next to a pot smoking atheist, and it wouldn’t bother you."
This photo taken Dec. 12, 2012 shows Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the nation's most prominent gay politicians, speaks about his impending retirement during an interview with The Associated Press on Capitol Hill in Washington. Credit: AP
It was at this point that Frank seemingly chose to tell the public a little more than he's shared in the past.
"Which pot-smoking atheist were you talking about?” Frank responded, referring to both himself and Maher.
While this seemed, in the moment, to be a silly quip, the former congressman continued, making a curious comment about the Bible that shows, at the least, his dislike for using the holy book to solidify oaths of office.
"I had asked my governor to appoint me to a vacant Senate seat and he decided not to -- and I was looking forward to having my husband Jim hold the constitution, not the Bible, and affirm, not swear, that I was going to be a wonderful senator," he added.
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Frank was referring to his personal effort to have Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick appoint him to a vacant Senate seat earlier this year.
(H/T: The Raw Story)