Today Congress GOP has lost one of its own, Rep. Trent Franks, after succumbing to his freakish desire to pressure female aids into carrying his child, at one point offering $5 million to act as a surrogate from him and his wife. A day after announcing he would step down at the end of January, Rep. Trent Franks said he would resign immediately.
“Last night, my wife was admitted to the hospital in Washington, D.C., due to an ongoing ailment. After discussing options with my wife, we came to the conclusion that the best thing for our family now would be for me to tender my resignation effective today, December 8th, 2017,” Franks said in a statement.
Franks leaves behind a legacy of skepticism about global warming, ardent opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion, and a “crisis pregnancy center,” which lies to, shames, and intentionally misleads women about their reproductive-health-care options to block them from accessing abortion care, that he founded in Arizona.
R.I.P. Trent Franks’ career.