Oh, wait! Barney Frank Seeks to Clarify Position on ACORN, Expresses Regret Over Probe Request

Frank Seeks to Clarify Position on ACORN, Expresses Regret Over Probe Request

Rep. Barney Frank sought to clarify his position on ACORN Wednesday after backpedaling on a request for an investigation by the Congressional Research Service into the community organizing group.

FOXNews.com
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rep. Barney Frank sought to clarify his position on ACORN on Wednesday after backpedaling on a request for an investigation by the Congressional Research Service into the community organizing group.

Frank said his “biggest error was to sign a letter to the Congressional Research Service which I had not thoroughly read and which does not accurately represent my own position in all aspects.”

Frank also took issue with reports that said he would have voted against a GOP proposal to eliminate federal funding to ACORN.

“In fact, I would have voted for the motion at that time,” he said. “I am very disappointed in the actions that were taken by members of ACORN, and I do not believe that ACORN’s response has been adequate for an organization that has received public funding.”…

…Frank explained that he missed the House vote to defund ACORN because it happened at the same time he attended a White House ceremony in which a member for his district was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama.

“There are questions about the constitutionality of Congress passing a law that singles out one organization, but the basic principle that ACORN should not now be receiving public funding is an important one,” he said. “I have therefore urged the Obama administration to withhold any additional funding for ACORN at least until there is very firm evidence that the abuses of which ACORN members have been guilty have not only ceased, but that the procedures are in place to prevent them from happening again.”

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