Barney Frank Was Present During Partner's 2007 Pot Bust… Says He Didn't Know It Was Pot (Video)
Barney Frank is having all kinds of trouble this year.
He had to donate $200,000 of his own cash to his campaign. Radio host Ken Pittman pointed out again that Frank was behind the 2008 financial meltdown.
And, then there’s this little controversy that most people didn’t hear about…
Barney Frank was present when his significant other was busted for possession of pot in 2007. Frank said he didn’t know it was pot even though his partner, James Ready, was growing it in his home.
FOX reported this first back in 2009:
FOX25 has learned that Congressman Barney Frank was present during a marijuana arrest at James Ready’s home in Ogunquit, Maine. Ready is well-known for his relationship with Congressman Frank.
According to a police report, police charged Ready with marijuana possession, cultivation and use of drug paraphernalia in August of 2007. Ready admitted to civil possession and paid a fine. The remaining charges were dismissed in 2008.
Sources tell FOX25 that when Frank was questioned he told police that he did not live in the house and that he only smoked cigars.
Congressman Frank tells FOX25 that he was surprised and disappointed with what police found. He also tells us that he wouldn’t recognize a marijuana plant if he saw one because he is, “not a great outdoorsman,” and ,”wouldn’t recognize most plants.”
That’s odd… The state-run media tells us that Barney Frank is the smartest guy in Congress. You’d think he would know that those were joints and not cigarettes?
This story originally broke in 2009.