11/29/2011 08:02 am ET Updated Jan 28, 2012

The 9 Funniest Barney Frank Takedowns (VIDEO)

Barney Frank announced today that he will not be seeking re-election to the House of Representatives in 2012. With his departure, Congress will lose one of its most tenacious, sharp and throughly entertaining members. Here's a look back at some of Frank's more infamous outbursts, caught on video in the age of YouTube for us all to enjoy for many years to come.

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