At LGBT Caucus, Barney Frank criticizes Sanders loyalists who refuse to back Clinton

By Joseph Jaafari, Staff Writer

FORMER MASSACHUSETTS Congressman Barney Frank gave a scathing speech at the Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus on Tuesday afternoon, aimed at “Bernie or Bust"-ers who vowed to not vote for Hillary Clinton.

Frank, who was one of the first openly gay people in Congress, said he believed it was his and other Democrats’ “special mission” to persuade Sanders supporters to vote for Clinton, adding that Sanders loyalists were willing to do harm to the LGBT community for their own “superior moral political position.”

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