One day after leaving the U.S. Congress, former Newton Democratic Congressman Barney Frank said he asked Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint him as the interim senator to fill John Kerry's seat, according to the Boston Herald.
Frank made the remarks during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Jan. 4.
If appointed, Frank would fill the seat Kerry will likely vacate if he is confirmed as the next Secretary of State.
Frank said he wanted to stay in politics for now because he wanted to be part of the fiscal cliff debate, according to the Herald. Tweets from Boston Globe political reporter Glen Johnson confirmed the news.
"But [the fiscal cliff deal] now means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months in American financial history," Frank said on MSNBC, which was quoted in Politico.Looking for more updates from Newton Patch? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our email newsletter.