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Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) suggested that the Senate abolish the filibuster in recent interview with Air America Radio. "It is time to shut it down," Frank said. "God didn't create the filibuster, it's part of the Senate rules." He continued: "We have a serious constitutional problem. There has been a de facto amendment of the U.S. Constitution in an anti-small-D democratic direction." "It is outrageous," Frank said. "It tends to be, in many cases, the senators from those smaller states that aggregate to get up to be the 40." Less populous states, he argued, end up with a disproportionate amount of power.