Congress: Barney Frank's Pygmalion

Barney Frank's "Pygmalion"

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank disclosed his homosexuality in 1987 and was re-elected the next year by a 70% majority. Now the Democrat must again test his constituents' tolerance of his sexual habits. Last week, after the Washington Times broke the story, Frank admitted that in 1985 he paid for sex from a male prostitute who had advertised in a gay newspaper. The Congressman then hired him, with his personal funds, as a $20,000-a-year errand boy for his Capitol Hill apartment. In 1987, Frank said, he decided that the man was using the apartment for prostitution. He said he fired him.


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