Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.) made it clear he wants to be the interim senator from Massachusetts on MSNBC Wednesday evening:
FRANK: […] I just feel a little immodestly, perhaps now, given the fact this is not going to be a normal senate – these next three months will be about as important set of three months we have had, maybe since the new deal, because we have compressed these things in here. That is why I volunteered. And some people said "you were not supposed to volunteer" – frankly that is kind of junior high school stuff. The difference between me and people who want to be the interim senator is I've said so publicly, the rest are being coy.