By Christina Wilkie - 05/12/11 12:16 AM EDT
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has lost a lot of weight, though it’s unclear how much.
As Maddow thanked him for coming on, she said to Frank, “[You’re] always a big target for the right and somebody who seems to enjoy [being targeted] as much as they enjoy targeting you.”
Frank quipped, “Well, [I’m] a smaller target. I’m losing a little weight.”
The 70-year-old Democrat is no stranger to dieting: Frank once lost 100 pounds in eight months. He has previously blamed his voracious appetite for the extra pounds, telling his biographer that “The day I die, I will either be fat or hungry.”
Frank’s office declined to specify how many pounds the lawmaker has shed.