Retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that the American public ought to do some "self-criticism" if they dislike the results of their electoral choices.
"People act as if we're in a bubble and we just were self-generated," he said. "If the public doesn't like the result, they should do a little self-criticism. ... At any given time America is governed by the results of an election."
He appeared alongside retiring Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT).
He offered one way to help prevent gridlock: "Everybody should sign a pledge never to sign a pledge."