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Republican Rep. Trent Franks Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

HeadlineDec 08, 2017

Republican Arizona Congressmember Trent Franks has announced he’s also resigning, after learning the Congressional Ethics Committee was investigating him for sexual harassment. Multiple female staff members say Franks asked them if they would give birth to his children because he and his wife were having trouble conceiving. Franks is one of the most conservative members of Congress, part of Republicans’ far-right-wing Freedom Caucus. Meanwhile, Republican Utah Congressmember Mia Love is calling on her fellow Republican Congressmember Blake Farenthold of Texas to resign, following revelations he paid $84,000 of taxpayer money in a 2014 sexual harassment settlement with his former communications director, Lauren Greene.

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