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Internship Rescinded When Woman Rebuffed Lawmaker

Melissa Richmond writes in the Washington Post that former Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) rescinded an internship offer when she wouldn’t come to his house. Several weeks went by. Then something unusual happened. The congressman called me on my cellphone — [...]

Congressman to Aides: Can I Impregnate You for Money?

The head of a prominent conservative group was present last week when a woman who has accused Rep. Trent Franks of asking her to be a surrogate for his child in exchange for $5 million detailed her allegations to House Speaker Paul Ryan's...Show More Summary

Q&A: What's next after Rep. Trent Franks' resignation?

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, a conservative anti-abortion Republican, has resigned after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. One former aide told The Associated Press that the congressman … Click to Continue »

Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to … Click to Continue »

Arizona congressman to resign after discussing child surrogacy with female staffers

Trent Franks said he would step down at the end of January. The Arizona congressman Trent Franks said he will resign from Congress at the end of January after discussing child surrogacy with two female staff members.

Arizona congressman resigns immediately amid harassment allegations

According to a report, Trent Franks offered a staffer $5 million to be a surrogate and carry his child.

Congressman Trent Franks [R-AZ] resigns amidst accusations that he pressured his female staff to bear his children as surrogate mothers

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The "inappropriate behavior" that caused Rep Trent Franks [R-AZ] to resign from Congress wasn't fondling or hugging or pressuring his staffers for sex: it was pressuring his female staffers allow him Franks and his wife to use their uteruses to gestate their children. (more…)

Today in Republican Men Being Gross AF

[Content Note: Misogyny; white supremacy; sexual harassment.]#1: Rep. Trent Franks.Trent Franks, an extremely conservative Congressman from Arizona, will resign after reports that he made two former female staffers "feel uncomfortable"...Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Trent Franks Will Resign

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that he would resign from office as of Jan. 31, 2018, after discussing surrogacy issues with female staffers. "I have recently learned that the Ethics Committee is reviewing an inquiry regarding...Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Trent Franks Resigns Over Claims He "Discussed" Surrogacy With Subordinates

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Oh is that what we're calling it now? by Rich Smith Will you have my baby? U.S. House of Representatives This evening house speaker Paul Ryan accepted the resignation of eight-term Republican congressman Trent Frakes, who said in a statement...Show More Summary

Do you understand why the Arizona Republican Congressman Trent Franks thinks he has to resign?

I'd been trying to understand, and I don't get it. Chris Cillizza looks at the resignation letter and deems it "absolutely bizarre."From the letter: "Due to my familiarity and experience with the process of surrogacy, I clearly became insensitive as to how the discussion of such an intensely personal topic might affect others. Show More Summary

Republican Congressman Resigns

[guest post by Dana] Republican Trent Franks announced his resignation, effective Jan. 31. Here is a portion of his statement: Given the nature of numerous allegations and reports across America in recent weeks, I want to first make one thing completely clear. I have absolutely never physically intimidated, coerced, or had, or attempted to have, […]

Married ‘family values’ Republican tried to impregnate staffers — and told one they were in love: report

last monthNews : The Raw Story

New reports about Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) sudden resignation yesterday reveal that not only did the congressman suggest to multiple staffers that they become surrogates for he and his wife, but that at one point he tried to convince one of them that they were in love. The Politico report on the...

Congressman Trent Franks says resigning immediately

last monthNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Friday that he would resign from Congress effective immediately, instead of the Jan. 31 date he previously had set following the announcement of a probe into accusations of sexual harassment against him. “Last night, my wife was admitted to the...

Freedom Caucus congressman resigns immediately amid reports of offering a staffer $5 million to bear his child

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced his resignation effective immediately on Friday, amid reports that he offered a former staffer $5 million to bear his child. Franks announced earlier that he would resign after his wife...Show More Summary

SURROGACY WTF: House Rep. Trent Franks Resigns Over Having Asked Female Staffers To Carry His Babies

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Welp, I bet nobody picked THIS one in the scandal pool. The Washington Examiner reports: The sex-harassment scandals have ended the career of a conservative congressman who says his sin was discussing surrogate motherhood. Rep. Trent...Show More Summary

BREAKING: GOP House Rep. Trent Franks To Resign

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Roll Call reports: Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. Show More Summary

The Latest: Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

The Latest on Arizona Rep. Trent Franks' resignation (all times EST): 3:45 p.m. A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed … Click to Continue »

BREAKING: GOP Congressman Reportedly to Resign

And another one bites the dust? Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is expected to resign from Congress amid allegations of “inappropriate behavior,” multiple media outlets reported Thursday night. Politico reported that Franks, a member ofShow More Summary

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