Barney Frank present when partner bagged for pot possession

Another proud, proud moment for the Mass. Congressional delegation! I guess we should be glad that this time it doesn’t involve underage pages or operating a prostitution ring out of a congressman’s townhouse.
From Fox News:

“Rep. Barney Frank admitted Friday that he was sitting on the porch of his partner’s Maine home when police came to arrest his partner for marijuana possession. Frank, responding to new reports that he was present during the Aug. 2007 arrest of James Ready, said in a statement he was unaware Ready had marijuana plants.

According to a police report obtained by MyFoxBoston, Maine police arrested and charged James Ready with marijuana possession, cultivation and use of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded guilty to civil possession and paid a fine. The remaining charges were dismissed last year. Frank was not charged. Frank is the author of a medical marijuana bill that would outlaw the prosecution of persons who use marijuana for medicinal purposes.”

Of course, the real question is, why are we just learning about this now?

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