Barney Frank: Dick Cheney Book Contains 'Blatant Lie' (VIDEO)

06/24/2013 01:56 pm ET
  • Nick Abrams The Huffington Post

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) called out former Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday, claiming that his book contained a huge error regarding control of the House of Representatives and Frank's position on a powerful committee.

During a Monday appearance on HuffPost Live, Frank brought along a copy of Cheney's "In My Time" for a little fact-checking session.

"I came across just a blatant lie," Frank said.

According to Frank, Cheney's book claims that George W. Bush's administration tried to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2003. The book alleges the motion was blocked by Frank, who Cheney writes served as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee at the time.

"I was not the chairman of the Financial Services Committee in 2003," Frank said. "The Republicans controlled the House."

Frank represented Massachusetts in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013. He served as the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 until 2011.

Watch a clip of his HuffPost Live interview above

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