While I really shouldn't be surprised, things like this still astound me. Not so much the clear corruption as much more the rejection that it is anything out of the ordinary.
Because apparently Democratic politicians don't have to obey the law. It's the only explanation of why he thinks that this being a conflict of interest is "nonsense".
God help the people of Boston "represented" by Barney Frank. The only thing he represents is the need to clean out the stables.