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Franks Asked Female Staffers To Bear His Children Via Surrogacy

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Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) asked his female staffers to bear his children via surrogacy

Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) asked his female staffers to bear his children for him via surrogacy.

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., is the third member of Congress to announce his resignation this week, saying that he had discussed surrogacy with two female subordinates.

Statement from Trent Franks:

"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, any sexual contact with any member of my congressional staff," Franks said in a statement. "However, I do want to take full and personal responsibility for the ways I have broached a topic that, unbeknownst to me until very recently, made certain individuals uncomfortable. And so, I want to shed light on how those conversations came about."

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