By Erica Wisniewski - 09/14/11 06:46 PM EDT
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on the House floor Thursday called the Republicans’ debt-ceiling disapproval bill a “never-mind resolution.”
The House Financial Services Committee ranking member explained why he enlisted the phrase made popular by Gilda Radner’s “Saturday Night Live” character Roseanne Roseannadanna, who would often respond with “never mind” after being corrected on a misunderstanding.
“What this says is this: ‘Yes we had to — because we were getting a lot of pressure — vote to raise the debt ceiling, and now that it is safely behind us, we’re going to pretend like we were really against it.’ So this is the never-mind resolution.”
Frank went on to say that the GOP planned to explain to their voters that they “had a temporary embrace of reality” when they voted for the debt ceiling to be raised.
The Hill’s Pete Kasperowicz has more on the House floor debate on the