Barney Frank Rips Kathy Griffin for Calling Brown's Daughters Prostitutes

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Friday sent a letter to vulgarian Kathy Griffin strongly condemning her for calling Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) daughters prostitutes.

As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Griffin made this disgusting remark on her Bravo program the previous evening.

Brown himself spoke out against these comments Thursday saying, "People can call me any name they want, but families are off limits...Kathy Griffin and Bravo ought to be ashamed of themselves."

Having also appeared on the program in question, Frank was quick to come to his fellow statesman's defense:

Dear Kathy,

Having agreed to go on your show, I was particularly disappointed in the terrible comment you made about Scott Brown's daughters. I think it's possible to have fun, and even to poke fun at people in my businesses, without this kind of completely unfair attack. And while I don't usually feel compelled to comment on what various entertainers do, since you did include me in that show I wanted to make it very clear that I thought what you did was wholly unfair and inappropriate. It's the kind of thing that makes it less likely that I or others can cooperate with you in the future.

Barney Frank

Nicely done, Congressman.

For those interested, the Boston Globe on Friday reported the following concerning Frank's appearance on Griffin's show:

Griffin took the trip to Washington in March to show her support for overturning the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Scenes from the trip aired this week on her show, "My Life on the D-List."

When meeting with Frank, she tells him, "I need [don't ask, don't tell] repealed by Thursday, because I'm leaving Friday." If it's not, she said, "That's a bitter pill to swallow."

"My guess, Kathy, is it's not the only pill you've swallowed this week," Frank replied.

Later in the episode, Griffin said it was obvious Frank didn't connect with her. "He doesn't know when ‘American Idol' is on? He doesn't care about Liza Minnelli? How is this guy even gay?"

She really is a class act, isn't she?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.